Emeli Sande brokeout Stateside with her platinum-selling single "Next to Me," and now she's helping a fellow Brit launch his career on this side of the Atlantic. Labrinth is the London-based singer-songwriter-producer signed to Simon Cowell's label, who has a Top 40 hit on his hands with "Beneath Your Beautiful," a duet with Sande. Fuse sat down with both artists on discuss what the collabo means to them.
Labrinth hopes the single proves there's more to pop stars than their glamorous exterior. "Every artist is always perfect," the UK singer says. "They give off this perception that they're everything that their fans want them to be. Stop faking it for a minute and just be real."
Sande adds that the track introduces a new way to look at the word beautiful, too. "We're trying to make it a noun," she explains. "[It's] your beautiful. Let me see behind it."
Get more info on how the duet came together in the full interview above. Then watch the video for "Beneath Your Beautiful" below.