Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Adele - Rolling in the Deep


There's a real immediacy to Rolling in the Deep.  With next to no introduction, Adele's incredible voice grabs you by the balls and it's clear that she is the focus of the track and your attention. 

No longer must we endure the slushy production of Chasing Pavements.  Instead, this track bears more resemblance to Hometown Glory and Make You Feel My Love with its simply produced raw emotion.  But this is a break-up song that punches you in the gut.  As the opening lines suggest, the song begins with a burning fire and reaches a fever pitch in the chorus - an outburst straight from the heart.  The lyrics too have a powerfully straightforward message.  Adele wears her heart on her sleeve - the song, like her, is full of sass and attitude.  As she sings: "don't underestimate the things that I will do".

Download it.  Listen to it.  Let the raw emotion grab you by the balls.  But don't cross her - you could well be the subject of her next song.

4/5