On her second album, 21, Adele sings of loss and vulnerability with an assertive voice that burns with fury as she gains momentum. With production by Rick Rubin and Paul Epworth, the “Chasing Pavements” star picks up where she left off with 19— a bit older and wiser, influenced by the classics and new movements. “Rolling In the Deep” and “Someone Like You” scale new heights of glorious misery, but it’s Adele’s conviction —not pity—that forms the lasting impression.
Adele was just 19 when she wrote most of her debut album, a coming-of-age document that doubles as a showcase for a pop soul superstar in the making. The first thing you notice is that voice: husky, expressive, masterfully controlled yet still approachable—a true original. The spare arrangements on “Daydreamer” and the stately, piano-driven “Make You Feel My Love” put her lush alto front and center; on “Right as Rain” and “Chasing Pavements” she takes up the mantle of classic soul, while the more modern “Tired” underscores the timeless nature of her talent.
The audio tracks on this EP are Mastered for iTunes.This EP was recorded at the iTunes Festival—a month of exclusive live performances at the legendary Roundhouse in London. The first iTunes Festival launched in 2007,
bringing out a wide array of amazing music every night for an entire month. Check out more EPs like this one and go to http://www.itunes.com/festival for more information.