Day 16: Cry

Day 16 is a song that has made me cry.

I know this will seem like a cliche now, but if I happen to post this say, a couple of years ago, I would’ve appeared unique.  I have loved Adele since Hometown Glory and Chasing Pavements.  Sometimes, I find her fame annoying.  All of a sudden, everyone is coming up with a cover of an Adele song and everyone keeps listening to it and the jeepneys kept playing her song, and videoke bars keep having bad singers give their own rendition… I miss loving and adoring and admiring Adele like a guarded secret.

But brilliance and sheer talent cannot be contained.  I just have to live with it.  When she first released 21, I didn’t immediately gravitate towards Rolling in the Deep.  It was her Brit Awards performance that just brought me to tears.  I know I posted this before but what the heck?  Let’s post it again.

I would like to still believe that this is our generation’s I Will Always Love You.

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I am haunted

I think it is no surprise to those who know me well just how much I love Adele.  I don’t know anyone actually who doesn’t love her.  Even Dylan, whose preference has always been strong country and rock male vocals, found her easily one of the most impressive voices he’s heard.

This is from her album 21.  When I first heard this, I knew this will easily be a favorite.

But then again, did she ever have a song that cannot fit to the aches of the heart?  Sheer genius.

Next time I’ll be braver
I’ll be my own savior