Somewhere out there, Jay Electronica’s album is collecting dust on his hard-drive. With his album becoming more and more of a make-believe tale, it’s hard to imagine him ever releasing a full-fledged tape at this juncture of his career. While releasing a project sounds very dubious, Electronica still finds time to scribble verses together for those in need. Take Emeli Sande for example.
The Scottish singer returns from her four year hiatus to dish out her single “Garden” featuring the ever-so elusive, Jay Electronica. The slow-winding beat finds Sande exploring the depths of love and oozes with sex appeal – something she rarely exuded in her past material.
“Once upon a time ago / I threw my cautions to the wind, my friend / And yelled, ‘Geronimo!’ / And rode the wings of love to outer space / But then I fell a thousand miles to Guantanamo / Euphoria to torture / I left a note that had a rhyme, it go,” raps Jay Elect.
“It was the first time for me just exploring sexuality, and sides of me that I always thought were like, You can’t be like that, if you wanna be a lady. It’s not really an area that I’d properly expressed in myself, or thought was important. But I’m a grown woman. There’s a strength in femininity and there’s a strength in just being honest. It felt like a real release,” she told Fader last month.
Sande’s new album, Long Live the Angels is set to be out Nov. 11.