Being a musician is an amazing honour, but it’s not all glamour and glitzy parties. Sometimes a gruelling daily schedule of photoshoots, early plane rides, soundchecks and interviews can leave the senses somewhat dulled. A question Emeli often gets asked is ‘where do you find your inspiration?
Sometimes, as in the case of the video her latest single ‘My Kind Of Love’ which was drawn from Emeli’s experiences at medical school, it comes from memories and life events. But plenty of the time it comes from simply stepping away from the piano and listening to others. Here are just a selection of some of the tracks that have been frequenting Emeli’s own headphones and have given her the motivation to reach her own personal best.