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 to...it'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: