Of all the powerful singers in the world today, few pack as much of a punch as Adele does.
For those who don’t know, Adele is an English singer-songwriter who was born in 1988. She released her first album in 2008 and went platinum eight times in the UK and three times in America.
Almost immediately, she developed a fan base for her emotional lyrics and her powerful delivery. She’s continued to release albums to critical acclaim and has given the world plenty of timeless songs.
Still, hearing Adele actually sing live brings her voice to life.
As any Adele fans know, one of her biggest and most popular songs is “When We Were Young.”
The song is a soulful ballad that reminisces on the past and on the memories of time spent with a loved one. It was released in 2015 as a single from her third album, 25.
Still, while the recorded version is incredible on its own, Adele also did a live version at the Church Studios in North London and made a video of the entire experience.
Needless to say, the video made a big splash on the internet.
As the clip begins, Adele sits with a group of musicians and gets ready for her performance.
After everyone gets ready and takes their positions, a pianist starts playing the main melody. From the beginning, it’s clear that Adele’s voice is so emotive and that she’s so present with the lyrics.
As it continues, her voice soars perfectly through the notes and it sounds just as clean and precise as the original song.
While the entire thing is impressive, Adele saves the best for last.
In the recorded version of the song, there’s a melody at the end that goes higher than the rest.
While that’s the case in this version as well, Adele saves a special surprise for that part. While the normal song hits quite a high note, in this version Adele soars even higher beyond it—and the result is absolutely stunning.
After that, she sails through the final emotional bars of the song and it all comes to a close. When it’s all over, she puts the microphone back.
Finally, she says out loud: “I’ve never done that in my life!”
Since the video was posted online, it has earned a whopping 490 million views!
Although people love Adele, sometimes it’s rare to see a less-polished and more raw side of our favorite artists. While her recorded performances are just as amazing as anything else that’s out, Adele became as popular as she is on her raw talent and stage presence.
Seeing her do one of her biggest songs live shows just how talented she is, and just how much emotional she puts into each of her performances. Though plenty of her other YouTube music videos have hundreds of millions or even billions of views, there’s something particularly special about this one.
Congratulations to Adele on her truly amazing performance! Be sure to watch the entire thing in the link below:
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