I'll be honest, I've had some doubts about Emeli Sande's work in the past. She indisputably has a very fine voice but the music drifts a little too close to the middle of the road for my taste. Her stunning new six track EP 'Kingdom Coming', however, is a very different kettle of fish indeed. It's a poignant and deeply personal undertaking. It feels like she's been let off the populist leash.
The songs 'Soon' and the title track collaboration with Wretch 32 are both unimpeachably wonderful but the acoustic number 'Starlight' steals the show; a deliriously simple but passionate performance!
If this is a taste of things to come then the future's looking very bright indeed!