Rolling in the Deep Waters of Adele
From 19 to 21 (years of age that is), Adele is no longer "Chasing pavements" with her debut album. She is now "Rolling In The Deep" waters of her sophomore effort to be released in February 2011. 21 is the follow-up to her smash debut album simply-titled 19. Adele was awarded the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2009 and rightfully so. Her voice has truly mesmerized legions of fans around the world no matter what their walk of life may be. True talent always shines through!
Below are some heartfelt words from the singer regarding her forthcoming release:
I’m very excited, nervous, eager, anxious but chuffed to announce my new album! It’s taken a while and it knocked me for six when writing it. It’s different from 19, it’s about the same things but in a different light. I deal with things differently now. I’m more patient, more honest, more forgiving and more aware of my own flaws, habits and principles. Something that comes with age I think. So fittingly this record is called 21. Everyday something happens that affects me, whether it be relationships, events, something I hear, something I see or something I feel. All of which is helping define me and turning me in to who I’m becoming. The whole reason I called my first album 19 was about cataloging what happened to me then and who I was then, like a photo album you see the progression and changes in a person throughout the years. I tried to think of other album titles but couldn’t come up with anything that represented the album properly, I kept swerving 21 thinking it was obvious. But why not be obvious?
I discovered lots of artists I’d never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Lady Antebellum and Steel Drivers who I fell in love with. Then I delved in to more from artists I’ve loved forever – Mary J Blige, Kanye West, Elbow, Mos Def, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits and Sinead O’Connor. There’s something in every single one of these artists that has really really inspired 21.
So it is what it is! I cant wait for you to start hearing pieces of it!
Lots of love
Check out the very first release below called "Rolling In The Deep" which is accompanied with footage of Adele in the studio. Official music video premieres in a few weeks!
Bonus: Oddly enough, I kept hearing remnants of one of my other favorite songs by an overseas phenom known as Florence and the Machine. Yes their voices sound similar, but please don't compare them. They are two very separate artists with different points of view when it comes to the music. Just enjoy the sounds!