Meet one of 2008’s most exciting new talents. Even before she’s released a note of music – and at barely 19 – ADELE has already chalked up a Jools Holland appearance, worked with Jim Abiss, Eg White and Mark Ronson, signed to XL Recordings and supported Jack Penate, Raul Midon, Amos Lee and Devendra Banhart.
“As soon as I got a microphone in my hand, when I was about 14, I realised I wanted to do this,” she says. “Most people don’t like the way their voice sounds when it’s recorded. I was just so excited by the whole thing that I wasn’t bothered what it sounded like.”
A fan of such diverse artists as Jill Scott, Etta James, Billy Bragg, Peggy Lee, Jeff Buckley and The Cure, Adele’s soul-tinged songs of love’s lost and memories made are set to resonate with all who hear them.
“I’ve got no problem explaining what my lyrics are about,” ADELE says. “I really like poetry: I’m not very good at reading it, but I love writing it. Singers like Jill Scott and Karen Dalton are amazing; proper poets.”
“The whole album is about being between 18 and 19; about love,” she continues. “‘Daydreamer’ is about this boy I was in love with, like proper in love with. He was bi and I couldn’t deal with that. All the things I wanted from my boyfriend, he was never going to be. I get really jealous anyway, so I couldn’t fight with girls and boys. It’s quite a sad album, [with songs about] being cheated on and not getting what you want”.
Anchoring it all together is ADELE’s incredible voice. As immediate as it is undeniable, its power is matched only by her Force 10 personality. “I’ve always liked being the centre of attention, yes,” she laughs.
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Is she the new McCartney? | Reviewer: Joe H. | 3/11/12
I'm 58 years old and a lifelong musician. I haven't been this excited about a new pop artist since Meet The Beatles came out at the end of 1963. Her lyrics, her sense of melody are refreshing, and has renewed my faith in popular music. And then there is her voice, not the greatest singing voice to ever be heard, but still completely mesmerizing. She knows her craft, it's not as accidental as she relates. Her next album will have a tall order to fill.
amazing | Reviewer: yashar | 11/10/11
first song i heard, was rolling in the deep. that was amazing, unbelieveably great. then i talked to my friends about adele and one of them gave me her album "21" and that was a very beatiful surprise :)
all of songs and (specially) lyrics are amazing and amazing and amazing...
I love your music | Reviewer: Ildefonso | 11/8/11
I am from Brazil. Just today I knew about you. I have heard your song before, but I thought was the other singer. I surprise to know you. You are so beauty and great talent.
I would like to know some day. Please! Come to Brazil and make a show in Goiânia.
Thank you so much!
adele is amazing . | Reviewer: amandi<33 | 7/19/08
adele is one of the most amazing writers/singers .
her voice is unbelieveable , her lyrics are great .
she really is a poet .
her songs have so much meaning & anyone can relate . she is awesomeeee ! her album is a GREATTTT album .
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