Angel is a beautiful song from the Canadian artist Sarah McLachlan.
The singer has received recognition for her ballads and impressive mezzo-soprano vocal range.
One of the best-selling singers of our time, McLachlan sold more than 40 million albums throughout the world. She is a multi-skilled artist as she can play guitar, piano, harp, keyboards, ukulele and banjo, besides the vocals.
Angel is part of her most successful album to date "Surfacing", which was released in 1997.
The song itself was released on November 24th, 1998, and, according to the singer it's a tribute to the member of "Smashing Pumpkins", Jonathan Melvoin, who died because of a heroin overdose, in 1996.
As it has a personal meaning to the artists, she wrote the lyrics herself.
Regarding the idea of drug abuse in order to deal with the music industry's high demands and pressure, McLachlan admitted that she can empathize with their feelings:
"I've been in that place where you've messed up and you're so lost that you don't know who you are anymore, and you're miserable—and here's this escape route. I've never done heroin, but I've done plenty of other things to escape."
Josh Groban, on the "Concert for Linda", which was dedicated to Linda McCartney, at the American Music Awards, in 2008, alongside Pink and on many other ceremonies.
Angel has been covered by numerous artists, including Lara Fabian, Kelly Clarkson, George Winston, Sanna Nielsen, John Barrowman, The King's Singers, Jackie Evancho and dozens others.
Angel was ranked at number 18 on the list of the most successful songs of that year. It is still very popular and stands as Sarah McLachlan's signature song.
Below, we provide the free piano sheet for the Angel song.