Music streaming, wherever you are. Listen to your favourite songs and discover new music with the Spotify app. Love Spotify? If you don't want to participate, you can opt-out within the app settings. Reviews Review Policy. At the least, she experiences them the same way. Adele is interested in the past and with the thought of the past. Artist : Adele. The video begins with a shot of a road in Paris and Adele is seen walking on it alone. She continues to walk and starts singing the song with a sad look as the camera makes circles and shots more locations in Paris including the Eiffel Tower.
After seeing her, he starts to walk away and several shots of Adele looking at him follow. I think in times of emotional devastation, everyone wants to stand on a bridge over the Seine on a cold day, squinting into the wind, sorting it out.
It was performed during the encore of her Adele Live tour in It was performed on her tour as well, serving as the final song during her Australian dates and finale dates at Wembley Stadium. As the performance finished, there was a notable stunned silence from the audience, before bursting into applause. Listen to "Take My Breath Away" here. The simple pleasures of finding love are perfectly expressed in this Beatles song.
To be able to just reach out and hold the hand of a person you love is really all one needs, right? Prince's greatest hits are peppered with a joyous and infectious sense of love, but perhaps none more than the devoted single "I Would Die 4 U. Listen to "I Would Die 4 U" here. Like others on our list, The Smiths are music legends. Yet another '80s classic to grace our list, "Time After Time" is the sweetly nostalgia-driven pop song that's a karaoke classic even for "The Office's" Kelly Kapoor.
Listen to "Time After Time" here. Let's face it — a dozen Stevie Wonder songs could be on this list. But the joyous tempo and simple romantic message of "For Once in My Life" helps put it over the edge of other Stevie classics.
It was just like a movie It was just like a song When we were young When we were young When we were young When we were young. However, in June it was confirmed by Dickins that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the album somewhat. In April , Adele confirmed that she and her husband Simon Konecki had split up.
A few days later, she hinted that a new album may be on the way, after posting a message celebrating her 31st birthday. This slow-burning ballad which builds to a powerful climax should have been the first single. It's more complex than ' Hello ', has more emotional depth, and Adele's vocals are good enough to bring tears to the eyes.
Before its official release, "When We Were Young" had sold , digital copies in the United States, solely as an album track. Ultimately, "When We Were Young" re-entered for the second time at number 29, on 7 February , and two weeks later, it peaked at number twelve. Daniel Kreps from Rolling Stone wrote that "Lovato delivered a faithful, slightly sped-up take on the 25 single, which Lovato used as another vessel to showcase her powerful vocals. Digital download .
Digital remixes EP . Credits adapted from 25 liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Adele Adkins Tobias Jesso Jr. She was the first introduction I had to somebody who could sing words on the spot that were actually really great". A second sample of "When We Were Young"'s chorus , where Adele nostalgically reminisces past memories with an old acquaintance. Adele — songwriting , vocals Tobias Jesso Jr. Retrieved 20 December Pitchfork Media.
Retrieved 11 December Jane Zhang Dream It Possible. T he year-old musician Kelela favors the kind of fashion aesthetic that science-fiction films sometimes use to signify characters from the future: gravity-defying materials in iridescent or metallic colors.
For a recent rainy night in Strasbourg, the small city in the northeastern corner of France, she strode onstage dressed like a lieutenant in an anime cartoon, in an oversize gray bomber jacket, matching shorts and heels made from white fabric that stretched above her knees.
She raised her hands and gave a hard stare to the crowd. It has influenced every genre, pretty much, so anyone who thinks it is basic or rudimentary has another thing coming. There were no whoops, claps or even smiles. The audience remained passive. But tonight, the scene was homogeneous in a very European way: Women favored striped boatnecks, red lips and messy topknots; the men, zipped-up pullovers and spotless white trainers.
Kelela nodded at her D. True to her word, amid the switchbacks of her feathery falsetto voice, there was no mistaking the roots of classic R. At one point, her face and body were illuminated by an electric shade of cyan, while the background remained shaded in dark azure. The effect made Kelela look as ethereal and spectral as the music radiating from the speakers. Her music can keep the lovesick company in bed just as easily as it can shepherd a party past sunrise. But that night the concertgoers remained inscrutable.
Some 4, miles away, they seemed more excited than the people physically present in the concert hall. The audience, charmed at last, succumbed to the irresistible beat and danced along. The moment was buoyant but short-lived: It was her last number.
She thanked the crowd and then bounded offstage. When she was back in her dressing room, the composure Kelela had projected to the audience quickly dissipated. She stood with her hands on her hips, chewing on her lip.
Her boyfriend — a filmmaker named Cieron Magat, with whom she shares an apartment in London — murmured words of reassurance and handed her a cup of homemade ginger tea.
Magat told her not to worry, but Kelela wanted to deconstruct the performance. The music of these women is aimed squarely at the heart chakra of young black women; it legitimizes as much as it asserts the value of being yourself — even if that self is thought to be a little off-center. Kelela, in particular, explodes the notion that blackness is monolithic, a single Pantone square instead of untold variations.
Her music is geared to a generation that lives for juxtapositions and unexpected arrangements, sonically and visually. She asked for a demo and gave the song to Solange, who asked Kelela to come on tour with her later that year, introducing Kelela to an audience who could appreciate her innovations in R.
At the time, Kelela wanted to see how far she could push herself as an artist and play with the boundaries of R. Pitchfork gave the collection a rare 8. It felt like a sonic relic of the past unearthed years in the future. Since then, fans have been waiting for her first full-length album, which Kelela expects to release this year. In her dressing room, Kelela folded herself into a pretzel on the couch next to me. A candle burned in the background.
She knew it had been an off night, but because she loves performing so much, she was still buzzing from the energy. Kelela Mizanekristos was born in to Mizanekristos Yohannes and Neghist Girma, students who escaped war-torn Ethopia and immigrated separately to the United States. She was raised in Gaithersburg, Md.
He often took Kelela with him, and she fell in love with the culture of music. You can still catch the influence in her voice — the way she turns sounds into sacred geometry, almost unconsciously stairstepping through the vowels and consonants. In her early to mid 20s, she would go to a Washington bar called 18th Street Lounge for its Sunday-night house sessions. Her first boyfriend, Kris Funn, whom she met when she was 19, played the upright bass, and she sat in bars for hours, watching him and his friends play.
Eventually the couple broke up, but Funn encouraged Kelela to trust her instincts and not be intimidated by her lack of formal music training. By that time, Kelela was a student at American University, studying international studies and sociology. In my head, I am supposed to be a college graduate. I wanted to finish. But I was not motivated to sit there and do that paper. I had a lot of resistance. She dropped out. This was in , and synthpop, epitomized by bands like the Knife, was trending.
She began recording in a punk house in Washington, a city with a hard-core lineage that included acts like Fugazi and Bad Brains. She thrived in an environment devoid of rules. Just try. She spent hours on MySpace, scrolling through pages of music and listening to instrumentals.