Set Fire To The Rain

Heartache looks good on Adele. Her rich and fiery voice is magnetic. When she sings she propels each note with ardent emotion, reaching right down to the core of the listener. Her story is one you want to listen to, and the story behind 21 is one as old as time – about a boy and a broken heart – but Adele adds rich flavor to this classic archetype. In the span of 11 songs, she takes the listener through the emotional stages of her experience from mourning to moving on. From heartache, to finding her strength, to finding somebody new to love. On “Rolling In The Deep” Adele dourly declares she and her ex-lover “could have had it all.” Letting go on “One and Only” the singer takes the plunge with someone new singing, “God only knows why it’s taken me so long to let my doubts go, You’re the only one that I want.”

Adele sings of scenarios that everyone who’s been through a breakup can identify with: Hurt, wanting to be missed, wanting the person back, feeling despair, and then finding your way back, and opening yourself up to new experiences again. Impassioned and real 21 is a soulful success from this enchanting singer.   

21 comes out in 14 days. Listen to the full album here.

US Tour Dates:

May 12: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 13: Philadelphia, Pa. (Electric Factory)
May 15: Boston, Mass. (House of Blues)
May 16: Montreal, Quebec (Olympia Theater)
May 18: Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus)
May 19: New York, N.Y. (Beacon Theatre)
May 23: Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
May 24: Chicago, Ill. (Riviera Theater)
May 26: Minneapolis, Minn. (First Avenue)
May 28: Denver, Colo. (Ogden Theatre)
May 29: Salt Lake City, Utah (The Depot)
May 31: Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom)
Jun. 1: Seattle, Wash. (Showbox at the Market)
Jun. 3: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Jun. 4: San Francisco, Calif. (The Warfield Theatre)
Jun. 8: San Diego, Calif. (Humphreys Concerts by the Bay)
Jun. 9: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Wiltern)
Jun. 12: Austin, Texas (Stubbs Waller Creek)
Jun. 15: Dallas, Texas (House of Blues)
Jun. 17: Atlanta, Ga. (Tabernacle)
Jun. 18: Asheville, N.C. (The Orange Peel
Jun. 20: Nashville, Tenn. (Ryman Auditorium)

Be first to comment