Rarely does a pop debut come as fully realized as this one from the Scottish singer-songwriter. Already heralded in England, Sandé proves to be a stylish vocalist and a supremely savvy songwriter. Despite the grandiose opener, “Heaven,” with its swirling strings and breakbeats, the set is the work of a confident pop formalist. The short songs are artfully arranged and produced with restraint by the singer’s collaborator, Naughty Boy.
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