The official video for “Hurts” – the first single from Emeli Sandé’s new album, Long Live The Angels – has arrived today.

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.

Saturated in stark, striking, high-contrast imagery, it perfectly encapsulates the anthem’s raw emotion, shining a light on Sandé’s spine-tingling vocal.  The clip was directed by Charles Mehling, who helmed the video for Sandé’s “Next to Me.” 

 

 

Long Live The Angels is set for release on November 11th.