I have been meaning to write a review on ‘Rolling in the Deep’ since the song first came out in November, but time has gotten the best of me. After premiering the video to the song yesterday I thought it would be the perfect time to redeem myself by posting both a review and the music video.
Adele has become a critic favorite after her success debut album ’19’. The singer defied all the odd by breaking the US market with her powerhouse voice and style. She has won two Grammy’s so far for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance.
It looks like Adele will be nowhere near a sophomore slump when her album ’21’ drops in February. With more than enough time to promote the album, Adele has taken a more traditional route by letting her first single build before dropping her album (ie. not dropping a single 4 weeks before the album). First single, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, mixes the sounds of blues and soul into a revenge anthem that is a standout this year.
Filled with a thumping drum line and echoing background vocals, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ is a successful venture out of todays current style. Adele is staying true to her more rooted sound, but she has grown both lyrically and vocally on the track. As a writer on the track, Adele must have had some pent up anger, because the song is filled with venerable anger that makes for an interesting listen.
The pre-chorus to the song is the songs highlight, because among all this anger Adele reveals a glimpse of pain before ripping into the angry chorus. “The stars of your love// remind me of us// it keeps me thinking that we almost had it all”. On top of the lyrics the melody is beautiful, and is soft in contrast to the chorus.
THe background vocals also add for a nice affect. It gives the song a more old school feel, something I think Adele was going for. Vocally there is not much to say about Adele other than perfect. She is one of those singers that captivates you with her voice so you feel exactly what she is singing about.
The video is literally a work of art and I’m sure you will enjoy it. There is not much to it, which is nice because most videos are out to shock these days, but Adele keeps it classy and intriguing.
I really think the song could be a big hit for Adele. As of this morning the song is 34 on itunes, which will give it a debut on the Hot 100. After the success of her debut album, I’m sure the radio will give the track some love. With it’s catchy nature, the song should catch on like wildfire, and I’m sure we will hear Adele’s name at the 2012 Grammys.
Check out the video below:
Do you like the song?