Singer insists the track is "not a single or anything official"
Emeli Sandé has unveiled new song ‘Don’t Fight The Bullet’.
Accompanied by just a piano, the singer can be seen performing the track in a black-and-white clip posted to YouTube. Click above to watch.
Writing to Instagram, Sandé emphasised that the track is “not a single or anything official” but that she “just really wanted to share this with you all. Hope you enjoy it”.
The Scot’s debut LP ‘Our Version of Events’ was released in 2012, becoming the biggest selling album in the UK not just that year, but 2013 too.
Last year, Sandé appeared on Band Aid 30 single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, but went on to criticise the track. Although the lyrics were changed for the new version, taking out three-decade old references to the Africa of the 1980s, the singer, who is of Zambian origin, said that she does not necessarily approve of the new words and suggested that an alternate version she recorded with Angelique Kidjo, a Grammy award-winning singer from Benin, was dropped.
“Angelique Kidjo and I made and sang our own edits,” she wrote in a statement. “Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut. Aside from my feelings regarding the lyric, there was no doubt in my mind or heart that this project came from a place of pure and respectful intent.
“I am so proud of my Zambian heritage. No offence or disrespect to the beautiful and prosperous continent was ever intended. I apologise if the lyrics of the song have caused offence. I wish the changes had been kept but that is out of my control.”