This song and video is from the U.K.'s biggest selling debut album of 2012, whatever that really means.
I turned on the television about 10 minutes before the local news and saw this person singing this song on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The volume was down and yet I immediately hated this person. Was this a new trend? Did we need another Janelle Monae? Why am I getting older and crankier?
I grew twitchier by the second and still hadn't heard a note of music, but I was intrigued and didn't look away because the drummer in the band seemed to be pounding really hard and the three back-up singers who, along with the guitarist who stopped playing to do so, started soul-clapping.
I did the DVR rewind, unmuted the set and decided I could spare 4 minutes.
I didn't hate it, and I think it's because of the drum sound.
As far as current pop music goes, this track by Emeli Sande is not the worst of it.