Adele’s been out of earshot for a few years, almost ever since her album 21 exploded all over radios worldwide and she won herself an Oscar for the theme song of the (fantastic) James Bond film Skyfall.
But, mercifully, she is now back with a new single, and a new album, 25, due out on November 20th.
Admittedly, her voice is flat-out technically impressive - rich and powerful, with great range – but I think the thing that makes her songs so addictively heartbreaking is how convincingly she sings them. She throws every bit of anguish or regret or scorn a vocalist could possibly muster into her performances, leaving listeners with an impression of authenticity that is rarely achieved by many pop stars.
If you haven’t been playing it on repeat already, have a listen to Adele’s new tune below: