British songstress Emeli Sande is back after a nearly four-year hiatus with a new single called “Hurts.”
The song starts off with a sweet slow, a capella melody, but soon, loud claps pick up the tempo as she sings about heartbreak.
“Baby, I’m not made of stone / It hurts, / Loving you, the way I do / It hurts,” Emeli sings on the chorus.
As the song progresses, so does the musicality; by the first chorus, an orchestra complete with lush strings and horns appear. The song continues to grow, and at the song’s apex, a choir puts the cherry on top for an emotionally-epic sound.
Stream Emeli’s comeback single below!