August 13, 2012

Adele’s most heartbreaking, soaring Someone Like You.

Adele, singing Someone Like You at the height of her tour—Royal Albert Hall.

A little cheesey? A lot. But that’s what that heart stuff is—raw, messy, un-cool—and to celebrate love lost and sadness and hope in a hall such as this with Adele, at the height of her tour—well this might just be the best Someone Like You I’ve seen.

The magic or power of this song is that when she sings her heart out—broken, crying at the end of every song (and the cynic in me says it’s all half-fake, planned, trite)—well when she sings, so many of us don’t see her, or the video, but we see our own loves and lives and loss and, hope:

Bonus: Still, my favorite Someone Like You (with a spot-on, simple, well-timed introduction):


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