June 3, 2011

Adele - "Rumour Has It" (single)

Hey QC dudes! Sorry I've been crazy M.I.A. for the last few months ever since I up and left the East and took my longass time getting to the Left Coast... but that doesn't mean I haven't been immersing myself in goodass tunes and shows along the way. I have much to share and post (and I swear I will eventually!), but in the meantime I had to write up a little sumthin' sumthin' on Adele who is utterly awesome and gratuitous in the least annoying way possible in the world of pop music today. There's been much ballyhoo over her latest record's hit single "Rolling In The Deep" which I definitely recognize is a great fiery song and all, but I honestly dig this one so much more particularly due to the percussion and backup vocals. Sing it, sistah.

Oh, and if loving her for the music alone wasn't enough, then there was all that hysterical drama with her lameass ex-boyfriend who feels he's due royalties since their breakup was the inspiration behind her hit songs. I would love to see that argument in a courtroom ;)


Mona said...

She explained to the newspaper: "For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said, 'Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'"

The songstress continued: "He really thought he'd had some input into the creative process by being a p****. I'll give him this credit - he made me an adult and put me on the road that I'm travelling."

Well played! You just can't make this shit up ;)

awmercy said...

I am still trying to figure out how I feel about Adele. So far I like 4 of the 13 songs on the album. One of them is "Rumour Has It." I agree the percussion is key. As is the production. Like Duffy before her, I think the majority of the album is produced for another audience than myself, the audience that is keeping her at the top of the charts I suppose.

That backstory behind the song is good too.

Mona said...

I always figured you'd dislike Duffy... she seemed so artificial and manufactured by some fatcats in a record company boardroom. Adele, from what I've heard of her voice/music, seems* much more genuine in some unidentifiable sense. But I haven't heard all her stuff yet...

Not sure if this is pertinent to her tunes, but I kinda dig her attitude. Whenever people focus on her weight, she has this "I make music for the ears, not eyes" take on the matter. Kinda rad!

awmercy said...

I'm interested to see what you think of the whole album because as it turns out, I like the singles as well.

While I appreciate her stance on body image, I think she may be more manufactured than you think (or at least have very different taste on production style than me).