By Justin Madison, Senior
Four year later, Adele still amazes her fans and music fanatics everywhere. Last month on November 20th, 2015 Adele releases her third studio album entitled 25. Once again, she manages to blow the listeners away with both her powerful voice and her heart-felt lyrics. The album features a wide array of the best co-writers in the music industry ranging from: Greg Kurstin, to Paul Epworth, and Bruno Mars. 25 broke the record for highest first week sales, previously set by ‘N Snyc at 2.416 million. The album broke the record in three days, selling 2.433 million within the three days.
Adele said about her album 25:
I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back […] I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting shit, not caring about the future because it didn’t matter like it does now.
In the album’s opening track “Hello,” the reflective Adele has a phone call with an ex-boyfriend, which sets the tone for the remainder of the album. In contrast to 21’s “Someone Like You,” Adele plays the role of the heartbreaker in this. But plot twist: after all this time, she’s still obsessing about it, and he doesn’t seem to be bothered.
The album progresses with songs like: “Send My love (To Your New Lover),” “When We Were Young,” and “Water Under the Bridge” which all encompass the same theme of Adele’s emotionally maturity. As said in her letter posted on twitter, “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record.” Adele’s search for closure with the people of her past reveals the different place that she is in life now than when she wrote 21.
Overall, the album’s features of sophisticated ballads and sincere raw emotions truly showcases “Who is Adele?” However, her continued music choice has her fans wondering, who exactly is it that hurt you, Adele?