Emeli Sandé

Video: Emeli Sandé – ‘Clown’

Emeli Sandé is already a star overseas, and she’s quickly making a name for herself in the U.S. The Scottish singer-songwriter, who has written for Rihanna and Alicia Keys, makes a statement in the bold video for “Clown,” the new single off her debut Our Version of Events.

The beautifully-shot black-and-white clip contains a powerful message about being yourself and not being afraid to go against the grain.

“I’ll be your clown behind the glass/ Go head and laugh ’cause it’s funny/ I would too, if I saw me,” sings Emeli, who recently won three awards at the U.K.’s MOBO Awards.