Emeli Sandé has shared her thoughts on the Band Aid single – and she isn’t mincing her words!
Following a week of critiscism about the Band Aid 30 Christmas single in aid of the Ebola crisis, Emili felt it was time to address the situation.
In her statement she says she feels that not only are changes needed in the lyrics – but that a whole new song is actually required!
The singer shared a statement on her Twitter account, writing: “Dear friends, Yes, I agree the lyric needed changing, In fact I feel a whole new song is required. Angelique Kidjo and I made and sang our own edits. Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut … there is no doubt in my mind or heart that this project came from a place of pure and respectful intent … I am so proud of my Zambian heritage. No offence or disrespect to the beautiful and prosperous continent was ever intended … I apologise if the lyrics of the song have caused offence. I wish the changes had been kept but that is out of my control.”
I've been having so many discussions about this all week. Here are my thoughts on the band aid single… pic.twitter.com/djeYgT9elF
— Emeli Sandé (@emelisande) November 22, 2014
Hmm, it sounds like this year’s Band Aid initiative is not going well at all. Just recently, Lily Allen also blasted the song, saying that she opted out because she felt the entire thing was “smug”.