Emeli Sandé revealed her delight at hearing the track she wrote “Half of Me” had been included on Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic.
Rihanna is due to release her seventh album ‘Unapologetic’ on November 19 and Sandé recently revealed that she had penned a song that will be included on the Deluxe version.
Speaking to the Daily Record, the Scottish singer has now said that the ‘Umbrella’ star called her a “poet” after hearing the track. She said:
“I wrote for Rihanna’s new album that’s coming out soon. I sent songs to Stargate in New York who work with Rihanna and they asked me to finish the song for her. I met her in LA and she told me how much the song meant to her. It was great to hear that there was an emotional connection. She said, ‘I don’t know what you have been through but you are a poet and this song has really moved me’. Hearing that from Rihanna was pretty amazing.”
The ‘Next To Me’ singer added: “It moved her a lot because it is about what you see of Rihanna on TV being half of who she is. There is a lot more you don’t understand. Lyrically, I’m proud of the song and can’t wait to hear what she has done with it. I haven’t heard it yet. I’m going to have to go buy it to hear it.”
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