Rudimental Reveal Chance Encounter With The "Lovely" Emeli Sande Led To Collaboration

12 July 2013, 12:45

The 'Feel The Love' band say it was great to write songs with the 'Abide With Me' star this year.

Rudimental have recalled how it came about to work with Emeli Sande on their debut album, and say the 'Clown' singer is a "lovely person".

The 'Waiting All Night' four-piece teamed up with the Scottish singer-songwriter for their album tracks 'Free' and 'More Than Anything' and say the collaborations came about completely naturally after a chance encounter.

"Emeli came down to our gig at Brixton Academy when we were supporting Maverick Sabre," Rudimental's Amir Amor revealed to The Sun this week. "We didn't know she was coming down so it was a bit unexpected.

"But she's really cool, a lovely person," he recalled. "Then we saw her at the BRIT Awards nominations and all jumped in a cab afterwards and went to the studio and wrote these two songs.

"We had a rough idea for 'More Than Anything' for about a year and didn't know what to do with it," Amir explained. "When Emeli came along, we sat around a table and started writing the lyrics together and it all fell into place.

"It didn't matter that it was Emeli Sande, the song just worked," he added.

Check out a picture of Rudimental backstage at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 below (Credit: Ryan Phillips):

Emeli has also features on a new song with Naughty Boy called 'Lifted', which is set to be released on 19th August.

Rudimental arrived with their first album 'Home' in April and release new single 'Right Here', featuring Foxes, on 11th August.