Review: Adele Returns with ‘Hello’

 
Late last night, English singer-songwriter and ten-time Grammy award winner, Adele, sent fans into a frenzy after she released the song and video for ‘Hello’ – the first single off her highly anticipated new album 25.

Hello. It’s me,” the songstress appropriately murmurs as she leads into the first song she has released since 2012.

Her soulful voice is instantly recognizable as she powers her way through the song.

Hello from the outside/At least I can say that I’ve tried” the heart grabbing chorus begins. “To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart/ But, it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore“.

‘Hello’ brings all the elements that make a classic and tear-jerking Adele song great together for a triumphant introduction to 25.

And with every belt, Adele channels the emotion of a woman who longs to reconnect with a past relationship, but her partner is not receptive.

Relatable, passionate and ominously thunderous, ‘Hello’ showcases Adele at her best.

An ordinary experience suddenly becomes an extraordinary venture with this track.

If ‘Hello’ is any indication of what to expect from 25 then the long wait for her return will be more than worth it. 

Don’t believe me? Listen for yourself. 

Adele’s highly anticipated ’25’ is set for release on Nov. 25th.

Check out the song and video HERE

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Britney Watch: 3 New Songs Registered on BMI

photo courtesy of BritneySpears.com

On Feb. 14 Britney Spears fan-site BritneyGalaxy.com announced that there has been three new Britney songs registered on BMI.com.

BMI is a webpage that dedicates itself to the archiving of every song ever written, recorded and finalized by artists and musicians across the globe.

More importantly, the site has been known to publish the names of unreleased songs before they are released to the general public for purchase.

These three new songs were added to the official Britney Spears page on Valentine’s Day as an almost gift to the #BritneyArmy.

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1.FATHERS EYES

Writers:

  • Birgisson Arnthor
  • Wroldsen Ina Christine

2. Forgiven

Writers:

  • Shelly Peiken

3.Just Let Me Go

Writers:

  • J.R. Rotem
  • Evan “E. Kidd” Bogart

Spears has worked with these writers before on past projects. An interesting tidbit about “Father’s Eyes” is that it has already been recorded and released by an artist named Ask Embla.

Spears has taken a relatively unknown song and recorded it for herself before. Her 2008 album Circus included the track “Out From Under” which was originally recorded by another artist and then re-recorded by Spears for official release.

The three new registered songs are just the first glimpse into the new era of music that follows Spears’ 2013 effort and certified flop Britney Jean.

Spears said in an interview late last year that she had begun recording for the new album and that she hopes for it to have an “artsy-fartsy” feel to it.

Well, in the meantime, all of us eagerly await to hear the new jams.

Photo in the post is courtesy of BritneySpears.com

Florence + The Machine Return with “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”

Picture courtesy of Florenceandthemachine.net

Picture courtesy of Florenceandthemachine.net

On Feb. 10 British folk band Florence + The Machine released their new music video for “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” the title track off of their new album.

According to the group’s official web page, the album is set for official release later this year in June.

However, fans can get a taste of what the album has in store by giving the title track a listen.

In addition “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” the band also released a music video for the lead single of the album entitled “What Kind of Man”.

Both tracks are sonically what is to be expected from powerhouse front-woman that is Florence Welsh – impressive vocals that are accompanied by loud drums and chimes.

Lyrically speaking, Florence murmurs no more than a few lines in “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”.

However, the lack of lyrics is made up for in “What Kind of Man”.

The two tracks are just the first visual offerings from the group’s new musical venture.

With many confirmed shows coming up within the next few months, it will be interesting to see how this era in the group’s music career will blossom.

Take a listen to the two tracks below:

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”

“What Kind of Man”

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is set for release on June 2, 2015.