Thursday, 21 February 2013

Track of the Day: 'Next To Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Emeli Sande

Fresh from her Brits success last night, it looks like Emeli will be having another crack at breaking the US with this new version of next to me featuring a couple of verses from Kendrick Lamar. And I'm sure it won't harm Lamar's exposure over here or in the States either. It's true that Sande seems quite an unlikely pop star (far too down to earth and polite), and equally unlikely to hook up with one of hip-hop's rising stars, but I guess that needs must when there are records to sell. Radio-friendly, with no cussing from Lamar, you can imagine this booming out across the airwaves for months to come. It sounds less forced than, say, Kanye West's remix of 'Diamonds', but not too sugary. Next stop for Sande is to play Elton John's Oscars party, before she takes 6 months off from performing live and then returns for the Wireless festival in July. See the official link for the track below from Capitol Records.

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