100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Emeli Sande on ‘bold and honest’ decision to come out publicly
The Scottish singer revealed she had fallen in love with a woman, a classical pianist, after they collaborated on a…
Emeli Sandé on her decision to come out publicly: ‘I have to be honest about who I am’
The Scottish singer revealed she had fallen in love with a woman, a classical pianist, after they collaborated on a…
Emeli Sande worries about returning to Zambia after coming out earlier this year
The Read All About It singer admitted to being "nervous" before coming out, but expressed she wanted to "shout from…
Covid lockdown made me reassess priorities, reveals Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande said she put all her energy into making music during the national lockdown, which she revealed was also…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
BBC presenter Deborah James shares plan for final moments and 'strict instructions' left for husband
The BBC presenter has announced she is under-going end of life care
Deborah James shares plan for her final moments of life and 'strict instructions' left for husband
She has said her big fear is dying alone
Get all your news in one place
Latest Entertainment news:
There’s Gonna Be A Doco About Armie Hammer & His Oil Tycoon Family So Hold Onto Yr Fkn Hats
Yeah, *that* Armie.
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Iconic Show Jersey Shore Is Getting A Reboot Plus New Cast And It Can Politely Come At Me, Bro
Jersey Shore is getting a reboot and a whole new cast 13 years since it premiered and I, for one,…
Jump On Yr Bucking Bronco ‘Cos Stan’s Western Epic Yellowstone Has A Release Date For Season 5
Now that's bootin', scootin' news.
There’s Rumours A Third Man Has Been Cast In Bachie But Will This Actually Save The Franchise?
"Bachie needs to shake things up not just in terms of who its leads are (it's 2022, are we seriously…
'Obi-Wan' leak reveals the shocking return of a beloved Star Wars character
The cast of established Star Wars characters in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' continues to grow. Here's what one new leak says an…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79
Greek composer topped US charts and won an Oscar with Chariots of Fire’s uplifting piano-led theme
Tom Holland Is Serving Berries Cream Realness For A Role But He Can Still Churn My Butter
Little lad era.

Emeli Sande on ‘bold and honest’ decision to come out publicly

By By Alex Green, PA Acting Deputy Entertainment Editor
Emeli Sande said the reaction to her coming out had been ‘so loving’ (Chrysalis/PA)

Emeli Sande has said she was driven to come out publicly by an urge to be “bold and honest” in everything she does.

In April, the Scottish singer, 35, revealed she had fallen in love with a woman, a classical pianist, after they collaborated on a track for her new album.

Sande said she had been “nervous” about the decision but had also wanted to “shout from the rooftops and celebrate” their relationship.

But she admitted that coming out may cause issues if she returns to Zambia, where her father’s family are from.

Her new album, Let’s Say For Instance, was released last week and is her first on an independent record label after she parted ways with major label Virgin after a decade.

Sande told the PA news agency that the reaction to her coming out had been “so loving”.

She added: “I really wasn’t expecting that. I felt I really have to be honest about who I am and who I’m in love with. And I didn’t really know what to expect, it was quite a daunting prospect.

“But thankfully I have a supportive team around me. I’ve just been genuinely deeply touched and overwhelmed by the love and the response and I am just so thankful for it.

“We both feel so much better now and that we can just get on with our lives, so it feels brilliant.”

Video of the Day

The Brighter Days singer admitted she had some worries about the decision.

She said: “It was definitely something I was a bit nervous about because you never know how people will react. And sadly, it’s still a battle for many people around the world. I guess I have to kind of accept … I don’t know how it would be if I went to Zambia now.

“All of those things, I have to also be realistic that coming out and being proud about it, it comes with different difficulties as well. But to have that was really beautiful.”

Sande said that “in everything I do, I just tried to be as bold and honest as possible”.

She added: “I have to be bold and I have to be truthful, because (otherwise) it feels like I’m not being myself. So it did feel like this big part of my life where it didn’t see my personality.

“Everything else in my life was very open and honest, so why not the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me? Falling in love with the love of your life is something I want to shout from the rooftops and celebrate.

“So I feel a lot more like myself now that I can be as I am in every aspect of my life.”

Emeli Sande’s new album, Let’s Say For Instance, is out now on Chrysalis Records.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Emeli Sande on ‘bold and honest’ decision to come out publicly
The Scottish singer revealed she had fallen in love with a woman, a classical pianist, after they collaborated on a…
Emeli Sandé on her decision to come out publicly: ‘I have to be honest about who I am’
The Scottish singer revealed she had fallen in love with a woman, a classical pianist, after they collaborated on a…
Emeli Sande worries about returning to Zambia after coming out earlier this year
The Read All About It singer admitted to being "nervous" before coming out, but expressed she wanted to "shout from…
Covid lockdown made me reassess priorities, reveals Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande said she put all her energy into making music during the national lockdown, which she revealed was also…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
BBC presenter Deborah James shares plan for final moments and 'strict instructions' left for husband
The BBC presenter has announced she is under-going end of life care
Deborah James shares plan for her final moments of life and 'strict instructions' left for husband
She has said her big fear is dying alone
Get all your news in one place