Iʼm praying for all people locked in houses theyʼre not safe in. In times like these inequalities becoming oh so blatant, some people good, some people numb, some people still ain’t eating. Please God, we need some healing.
Global (12 October 2020) – Emeli Sandé has released “Prayed Up” – a brand new uplifting and powerful song dedicated to the world as we continue to face hardships in the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Sandé is a Scottish singer and songwriter. Born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and raised in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, by an English mother and Zambian father, Sandé rose to prominence after being a featured artist on the 2009 Chipmunk track “Diamond Rings”. It was their first top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart. In 2010, she was featured on “Never Be Your Woman” by the rapper Wiley, which was another top ten hit. In 2012, she received the Brit Awards’ Critics’ Choice Award.
“Sandé released her first solo single “Heaven” in August 2011. She has two number-one singles across the UK and Ireland with “Read All About It” with Professor Green and “Beneath Your Beautiful”, a collaboration with Labrinth. Her album Our Version of Events spent ten non-consecutive weeks at number one and became the best-selling album of 2012 in the UK, with over 1 million sales. In 2012, she performed in both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. In 2013, at the Brit Awards 2013 ceremony, she won two awards: Best British Female Solo Artist, and British Album of the Year. In 2016, she released her second studio album Long Live the Angels, which debuted at number 2 on the UK album chart. In 2017, she won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, becoming her fourth win in total. Sandé was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for her services to music.”
Her new single – Prayed Up was written by Sandé recently as the world faced one of it’s most challenging times and is not only a note of thanks and appreciation to the phenomenal key workers assisting us all during the global pandemic, but also something that she hopes can offer comfort and support to those finding life hard right now. All the proceeds from the release will be split between NHS Charities Together and Amnesty International UK, two charities very important to the chart-topping British singer-songwriter.
Speaking about ‘Prayed Up’, Emeli says; “This song is to offer solidarity, spirituality and strength to everyone trying to cope with these precarious times. The heroic work from our key workers has been deeply humbling and inspiring and this song is a way to express my gratitude to them as well as my awareness that lockdown has been harder for some people than for others. A mirror has been held up to the current state of our society; I hope we use this as momentum for change. My wish is that this song can offer support, comfort and encouragement to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or in need of some hope.”
Watch the music video below: