For information on the New Year's Resolution Challenge that started all this, with a video of me singing "Bitch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna in four part harmony with a ukulele, CLICK HERE. The short version: Cover the #1 song in iTunes for every month of 2015.
I would love to go on about how Adele writes great songs with good bones, but I honestly don't know if that's the case. So much of what makes her songs so distinctive is her voice - they inevitably lose something when somebody else sings them, which is usually a red flag when it comes to judging songwriting. A truly well-written song should sound right no matter who is singing it, and Adele's case, that's not necessarily true.
Fortunately, I have a fairly large voice, so for this performance I watched her video a couple times and just belted the ever-loving hell out of it. I think that's really your only option, when you're covering Adele.
This particular reharmonization is commentary on what I perceive to be the truly, deeply creepy undertone that you find in a lot of Adele's music. There's a heavy stalker vibe to a lot of these "lost love" songs, and we don't talk about it because it strikes us as High Drama (TM), sortof like a soap opera, not to be taken seriously. I went out of my way to make it as creepy as I could. You can judge whether I was successful.
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