Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rolling in the Deep

I swear I'll write a decent post soon, but until then, I have to post some more music.  I just have's some kind of weird compulsion.  ;-)  This is a song that, upon hearing for the first time, I absolutely hated.  It has this sort of bluesy, down-South, gospel quality to it that immediately turned me off.  For about thirty seconds.  And then I fell head-over-heels in love with the song.  By the time I listened to it for the third time, it actually started to give me some of those "wow-this-is-a-damn-good-song" chills.  The way Adele manages to mesh southern soul with pop is refreshing and brilliant.  Even the video isn't half-bad.  It seems like a bunch of random images, but I think the producers were actually very deliberate in their choices.  The paper shapes, for example, seem symbolic of the world that she so carefully built; a world that seemed so real to her at the time, but was in truth an easily-ripped, unsubstantial whimsical fantasy.  The fact that she never once leaves her chair (along with her prim and proper attire) seems like her attempt to maintain her composure on the outside while inwardly she falls apart and fantasizes his reckoning.  Okay, I could go on and on, but I have groceries to put away, so here it is:


  1. Adele is fantastic! So is Duffy. Both have bluesy, soulful sounds to their music, although Adele has better tone. There's another new one out of Britain named Jesse J. She's more along the pop, hip hop type, but I find her interesting. I tend to love everything British, well, not everything, but you will find me watching the wedding later this week. Yes, I know: Get a life!

  2. I know, such a gorgeous voice, right? I've never heard of Duffy or Jessie J....I'll have to check them out.

    So I bet you drool all over Simon Cowell, then. ;-) I will admit that I find those British accents to be pretty dang sexy. But I'm pretty sure that's the concensus between most females.


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