British Singer/Songwriter, Adele, is writing new music! Let’s celebrate by listing 7 of our favorite songs from Adele!
Picture this: it’s 2011. Adele is like, the hottest artist, all your best high school friends are in love with “21”, and you can’t seem to make it through the day without hearing “Set Fire to the Rain” or “Someone Like You” in the mall or your car or even when you hit “shuffle” on your new iPod Nano.
Eight years later, “Rolling in the Deep” has become the stuff of karaoke bars and Top 40 cover bands. “Hello” surpassed “Someone Like You” in fame quite some time ago, and its opening phrase, “hello, it’s me,” is on par with Lionel Richie’s “hello, is it me you’re looking for?” Somehow, Adele continues to unravel the center stitch of all our deepest emotions, whether they be heartbroken, pissed off, reminiscent, desperately in love, sassy, or…oh wait, that’s it. Within her jazzy, chart-topping soul songs, Adele never compromises on the emotion she communicates with her pure voice, and makes the music major in me fall in love…with music.
As Adele prepares to release new music once again, here are 7 of our favorites from her previous 3 albums: 19, 21, and 25.
This is, by far, my favorite Adele song, simply because that high chorus vocal is SO invigorating to listen to. Top that off with the fact that it’s just a nice, happy love song, and I’m sold!
He Won’t Go
This resonates with anyone who, though they watched a partner change, cheat, and take chances, still chose to “take the risk” and stand by them. The chorus string hits give the triplets an uneasy-yet-centered feeling and give power to the words of someone who’s so in love they’re willing to sacrifice themselves.
The smoky quality of Adele’s voice is most fully communicated in her stripped down pieces. “Daydreamer” is a simple love song, featuring her unique sound over two uncomplicated bass and guitar lines. This is the stuff of wedding dances and late night cuddles.
Beginning with the full piano lines Adele’s ballads are known for, “Hometown Glory” is a surprisingly refreshing break from her typical themes of love and heartbreak. Orchestra-powered lines like “the people I’ve met are the wonders of my world” evoke images of driving the streets of Los Angeles at night, watching the lights from Griffith, and just basking in the beauty of humanity.
I’ll Be Waiting
I LOVE these opening brass lines. This song honestly makes me want to dance! I also love how she’s framed a goodbye with such a happy song, and given it this deep bass undertone to signify the impact this love left on her. “I’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready to love me again” is something I think we all felt after our first (or more recent) breakup.
Let’s be real – you’d be pissed if this wasn’t on the list.
Take It All
This heart-wrenching ballad goes back and forth, back and forth in the aftermath of a breakup. Adele’s pointed tone cuts right into my soul, asking her lover “didn’t I give it all? […] I thought you loved me more than this.” She begs for him to come back, while wondering what she could’ve possibly done wrong.
New Music From Adele Coming Soon!
As reported a few weeks back, Adele is ready to get back into the studio and release some new music! She recently filed for divorce from her husband of 5 years, so we are bound to get a new record from her!