“Angel” appears on Eurythmics’ We Too Are One album and was released as its fourth UK single in May 1990, and would be the duo’s final single for almost a decade (discounting the re-release of two older singles the following year). It was also released as the second single from the album in the US.
“Angel” is a ballad with an adult contemporary sound. Lennox said in an interview at the time that the song was inspired by the death of her aunt, as she sings about a woman who has killed herself and now has “gone to meet her maker”. The music video, directed by Sophie Muller, features the duo taking part in a seance and running through a burning house, and was not widely seen in the US (not shown at all on MTV) supposedly due to several scenes depicting the occult.
“Angel” peaked at number twenty-three on the UK singles chart, though failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Annie Lennox re-recorded the song in 1997 for the Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute album.