NOTE: REQUIRED VIEWING.
With all the dizzying, frenzied excitement over Britney‘s new single today, it’s never been more crucial to find the perfect come-down from all the hype. This more than fits the bill.
This is Adele singing “Someone Like You,” the final track off of her upcoming sophomore effort, 21. (WATCH)
The performance was taped right inside of her own home, adding a special touch of intimacy to this already intensely personal recording.
Honestly, this is just incredible to watch. Chills! At times, it feels as though I’m witnessing a modern day reincarnation of Dusty Springfield performing right in front of my very eyes.
The song itself is absolutely devastating–a gutting, honest moment of “I hear you’re happy now…that must be nice” poignant pop. Robyn would completely approve, that’s for sure.
Between “Someone Like You” and “Rolling In The Deep,” there’s little doubt that Adele’s record will stand as an early contender for one of the top albums of 2011.
21 will be released on February 22. (iTunes)