Emeli Sandé releases “I’ll Get There (The Other Side)”
Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Emeli Sandé MBE has released a new track, “I’ll Get There (The Other Side),” taken from the soundtrack of the new film ‘Emperor’. Written by the legendary, eleven time Oscar nominee, Diane Warren, “I’ll Get There (The Other Side)” is the only original song to be featured in the movie, featuring emotive lyrics perfectly matched to the films powerful plot.
Emeli says: “I was so inspired by the true legend of Sheilds ‘Emperor’ Green that the film is based on. The film is a reminder of African royalty, dignity and perseverance which shone through even during the darkest, most oppressive periods of our history. It is a reminder to me that no matter what situation you may be placed in physically, freedom of the mind and innate self respect, although difficult, is ultimately within our control. Only through knowledge of our true history can this be made secure. I hope that in singing this song, I can play a small part in paying homage to my ancestors’ unbreakable spirit of determination for freedom”.
The stunning video is directed by iconic British photographer Rankin. His signature creative flair, combined with powerful clips from ‘Emperor’, beautifully captures the song’s message of positivity, belief and hope. The film is based on a remarkable true story. Dayo Okeniyi plays Shields Green, an escaped slave who will do anything to free his family. Racing north, Green joins forces with the legendary John Brown in the battle at Harpers Ferry, a key battle of the abolitionist movement and that helped spark the Civil War. ‘Emperor’ will be released on digital and DVD August 18th 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
With over 340 million video views, nearly 20 million singles sold including three number one UK singles and over six million albums, Emeli Sandé has dominated the music industry and captured the heart of the Nation. Her debut album, “Our Version Of Events”, released in 2012, was the biggest selling album of that year and the second biggest of 2013. The album also broke the chart record for the most consecutive weeks inside the Top 10, breaking the 50-year record previously held by The Beatles. The singer has won numerous accolades including four Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and Female Solo twice, most recently in 2017 for her second album, “Long Live The Angels”) and in 2018 was awarded an MBE for services to Music. Last year she released her critically acclaimed third album “Real Life“.