Knew she would be a singer

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 29-year-old singer/song­writer’s par­ents “recog­nised” her mu­si­cal tal­ent at a young age and af­ter they in­tro­duced her to the songs of the ‘Fan­tasy’ hit­maker she knew she was des­tined for a ca­reer in the mu­sic in­dus­try. Speak­ing in a live ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion on with her fol­low­ers on Twit­ter on Fri­day, the ‘Hurts’ war­bler was asked if she al­ways wanted to be a mu­si­cian, she said: “Yes since I was seven, when my par­ents recog­nised I had a tal­ent and in­tro­duced me to Mariah Carey. #LLTA .” The pop pow­er­house has al­ways been a “die-hard” fan of Mariah, and when she col­lab­o­rated with the late Whit­ney Hous­ton it was “a big mo­ment” in Emeli’s life. She ex­plained: “It is a lit­tle bit im­pos­si­ble to choose my favourite Mariah song be­cause I’m a die-hard fan. But when Mariah and Whit­ney came to­gether to do ‘There Can Be Mir­a­cles’ that was a big mo­ment in my life.” Emeli has just re­leased her new al­bum ‘Long Live the An­gels’ and she had an “amaz­ing time” cre­at­ing the LP, but pro­duc­ing the sin­gle ‘Babe’ was her “favourite mo­ment”. And Emeli has re­vealed the track features “ac­tual sirens”, which were picked up when she was writ­ing the hit in her kitchen with Philip Leigh. Speak­ing about the song, Emeli - whose real name is Adele Emily Sande - said: “I had an amaz­ing time cre­at­ing all of the al­bum, but one of my favourite mo­ments was cre­at­ing ‘Babe’ and I wrote that song with Philip Leigh and we’re in my kitchen in Beth­nal Green, and the sirens you hear in the track were ac­tual sirens com­ing through the window. I just love the track. It just makes me feel so good.”

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