Yes, that’s right. I’m doing a whole post just on her second album … so when I get around to REALLY listening to her first album I can have the chance to gush all over again.
I’m in love with Adele
I want to be her when I grow up.
First of all, isn’t she just gorgeous? (She reminds me a bit of Christina Hendricks who I am also in love with) … I wish my hair had a red hue like that.
For the last several months, all I’ve heard on the internets is how amazing Adele is…..
I don’t listen to the radio, I hardly ever hear current music and I’m not a trend-chaser.
So I just figured I would hear Adele when I heard it and I could decide if I liked her then.
And, oh boy did I.
My first exposure to this album was the a capella version of Rolling in the Deep that was on Glee a few weeks ago.
I thought, “Holy Cow, this song is good!” … and then I looked up the artist … and it was all downhill from there.
I found the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ music video and watched it about 5x in one morning …. Then bought the album w/o hearing any more songs.
(I have this thing where I like to buy the full album of artists I like – you know, paying them for the awesome job they are doing. I know. Revolutionary.)
I love the R&B feel of so many songs…. The 2nd track (Rumour Has It) makes me want to go buy gogo boots!
I love LOVE the background singers on Take It All (and Rolling in the Deep) Love. …
I sang in a backing choir on a friend’s album once and it was awesome.
When I (someday) record my own album I totally want to have at least 1 track with a backing choir.
My second favorite song on the album is Someone Like You. LOVE love love (p.s. that link includes a little interview clip at the beginning).
THAT is the kind of song I would love to be able to write.
Adele has officially made the shortlist of songwriters whose work will inspire me when I get around to writing music (oh yes, writing music is on my ‘one day’ list)
I love this sweet quote from her – Just an amazing testament to how seriously and professionally she takes her craft. Love that she’s in it for the music – not the rich-and-famousness.
Anyway, like I said. I’m completely in love with her. I have her first album now too. And I have every intention of buying future albums immediately upon release.
Because she is a goddess.
Listening to 21 by Adele plants a seed of inspiration to:
- buy a house. So we have room for a piano
- Get a piano
- carve out time to practice said piano
- attempt to write a song. Just one.
- get back into singing somehow
- record an album (Andrew is set on recording/producing for me)
- dye my hair red. Maybe.
- I would LOVE to take portraits of her … gorgeous girl