Emeli Sandé has released a captivating visual for her empowering comeback single, “Sparrow.”
The powerhouse vocalist soars over militaristic drums, sustained piano chords and a soulful choir. “See, with the heart of a sparrow / Oh, tell me what arrow could ever bring you down / Oh, the escape, it was narrow / But what a gift, the courage you found,” she sings.
In the Sarah McColgan-directed clip, the Scottish singer explores the power and strength of women. It opens with Sandé shrouded in shadows, but the video is soon filled with light when other women join her. The visual also intercuts scenes of elegant dancers and shots of New York City.
“Sparrows are always in flocks and do almost everything together,” Sandé wrote on Twitter. “They’re a symbol of strength and protection in numbers. A reminder that we’re not alone, and united we are powerful! Seek strength in each other.”
“Sparrow” is the lead single from Sandé’s upcoming as-yet-untitled album, her first since 2016’s Long Live the Angels. Watch her new video below: