Emeli Sandé says she’s in a ‘privileged position’ to be freely in love with a woman
Emeli Sandé has told how she is in a “privileged position” to be able to freely say she is in love with a woman and says she has “never had this depth of love” before.
The singer, 35, went public with her gay relationship with Yoana Karemova in early April, with Emeli dubbing the classical pianist her “soul mate”.
And speaking in a new interview, Emeli says she feels “divided” over her freedom to love whoever she wants and says she hopes to give others the “strength to do the same”, but admits she has probably need to “educate a bit more”. up’ first.
Romance: Emeli Sandé told how she is in a “privileged position” to be able to say freely that she is in love with a woman [pictured with girlfriend Yoana Karemova]
She told the Guardian’s G2 of her romance: ‘I guess people made more of it because I fell in love with a woman. But for me, being in love on this level is the story. I have certainly never felt this depth of love”.
She added that she felt “divided” as she knows many people may not be able to be as open as she is with their sexuality.
Emeli explained her feelings, “I really hope I can help someone else feel the strength to do the same. But I probably need to know a little more.
Candid: Emeli says she feels ‘divided’ over her freedom to love whoever she wants and says she hopes to give others the ‘strength to do the same’, but admits she probably needs to ‘get inquire a bit more” first
The Next To Me hitmaker went on to say, “All I can do is respond to how I feel. I can exhale. I love music. And you know, I love that there’s an album coming out – but I finally know that beyond that, I can find happiness.’
It comes after Emeli reportedly paid a heartfelt tribute to his new girlfriend Yoana on his upcoming album, Let’s Say For Instance.
The album, due out May 6, includes a series of heartfelt love songs – which could be an ode to his classical pianist partner.
According to The Sun, the most poignant track on the album, My Pleasure, features gushing lyrics from Emeli about Yoana.
Honesty: She added that she felt ‘divided’ as she knows many people may not be able to be as open as she is with their sexuality. [pictured in 2021]
Official: The couple went public with the relationship in early April, with Emeli dubbing Yoana their ‘soul mate’
Opening up: In her caption, she confessed that her girlfriend had given her ‘the strength she needed’ and felt ‘like a huge weight had been lifted’ after opening up to her fans
On the track, she sings, “You’re the only one my heart beats for, I’ve never been in love like this before.”
“You know you’re the one I adore,” the lyrics continue.
Sandé also reveals that the song also sees her refer to Yoana as “my greatest treasure” and discuss their strong relationship.
She sings: ‘Where do I start? Hand on heart, everything about you is a work of art.
‘Angel eyes, butterflies, whenever I’m near you, I’m in heaven. You see, you came into my life and you made my sky blue. If there is a way to thank you, it would be with pleasure ‘
Serenade: It comes after Emeli reportedly paid a heartfelt tribute to his new girlfriend Yoana on his upcoming album, Let’s Say For Instance
Coming soon: The album, slated for release on May 6, features an array of heartfelt love songs
Emeli and Yoana also worked together on July 25, an instrumental track from the album.
Speaking on the track, she told The Sun: “The interlude you heard was actually the first track that Yoana and I wrote together. It’s just nice to have that mark there on the music.
“I love that it transports me to another world when I hear it. It was a pleasure to work with her.’
Perfect match: The couple met through music, as Yoana is a classical pianist
Open: Emeli confirmed the relationship earlier this month and has been in good spirits ever since
Emeli revealed the relationship in a sweet Instagram post on April 2, confessing that her “soulmate” had given her “the strength she needed.”
Posting a loving photo of the couple, the Next To Me singer wrote: “I’m so lucky to have found my soul mate Yoana, she’s such an amazing woman!” Falling in love with her gave me the strength I needed!
‘It feels so good to be in love and I feel happier than ever. I am deeply touched by all of your messages of love and support. Thank you very much for your acceptance and your good wishes.
“Looks like a huge weight has been lifted, here comes a new beginning in truth and bliss,” she captioned.
The relationship comes after the hitmaker confirmed her divorce from marine biologist Adam Gouraguine in 2014, whom she dated for more than a decade before exchanging vows in 2012.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Emile Sandé for comment.
In the good old days: The relationship comes after the hitmaker confirmed her divorce from marine biologist Adam Gouraguine in 2014, who she dated for more than a decade before exchanging vows in 2012 (pictured in 2012)