By now, you’ve probably heard something about British soul singer Adele. Everyone’s in a tizzy about her new record, 21, and the glowing reviews keep piling up.
I’ve only listened to half of the album so far… and that’s probably because I keep repeating the opening track, “Rolling in the Deep”. I know it’s only March, but this has to be a contender for vocal performance of the year. Holy hell – can this woman SING! The power and technique that Adele wields in the chorus is un-freakin’-believable, switching from a throaty wail to a high falsetto with total ease.
And how nice is it to hear an actual, live band backing a pop singer? It’s hard to imagine the song without those dramatic piano chords and drums driving it forward.