Emeli Sande said she put all her energies into making music during the national lockdown, which also forced her to reassess her priorities.
The 35-year-old singer-songwriter said she wanted to heal and connect people through her music in the wake of the global pandemic.
Speaking on The Rebecca Judd Show, she said: “I want to give people space from the beginning to the end of the album, just a little bit of freedom and a place where they can feel encouraged, inspired and just have a little bit of fun.”
“I really want to give people liberation with music and certainly during lockdown because I used to study medicine.
“I have a lot of friends who are doctors now and obviously we talk so much about the NHS, the frontline workers.
“Music is a wonderful thing to entertain and I’m privileged to love making music.
“It’s great for me, but what am I actually giving to people and how can I heal through music? That was something that always crossed my mind.
“How can I connect and heal through music and give beyond entertainment?”
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Sande added that the Covid-19 national lockdown has prompted her to reassess her priorities.
She said: “You really need to re-evaluate yourself and your worth and priorities in life.
“Having a studio at home has been a huge blessing, so I was really able to put all that energy, all that thought into the music and actually have a project to work on.
“I think that was my saving grace, to be honest.”
Sande also said that the title of her new album, Let’s Say For Instance, was created to be “thought provoking” and about “being in control of your own destiny.”
She said: “I think until you can imagine something, it’s not possible.
“I think a lot of people get stuck in depression or low vibrations because they just don’t believe a better or brighter future is possible.
“Let’s say, for example, you deserve a great life. For example, let’s say you deserve love in your life.
“The future will be fantastic. Let’s just say it, for example, so it can put a little hope in someone’s mind, and then we’ll move on.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/covid-lockdown-made-me-reassess-priorities-reveals-emeli-sande-41636587.html The Covid lockdown made me reevaluate priorities, reveals Emeli Sande