I just watched Adele live at the Royal Albert Hall on BBC – along with half of Twitter it seems.
I loved her explanation of the song Someone Like You, I think I would ramble on in such detail too, just to get the story out there! Her raw honesty and the fact that she has managed to make her dreams come true by writing a song that obviously caused her a lot of pain to write is truly amazing. One person having their heart broken has resulted in a brilliant song that so many people can relate to.
I only wish I had made that much money out of my ex boyfriend but sadly instead of writing a song like that I sobbed, drank vodka and listened to any sad song I could get my hands on. It takes courage to write down the literal despair you feel when you break up with some one you love and hats off to Adele because I’m not sure I could have described what I felt at that time or even wanted to. And I certainly wouldn’t want to sing about him every week either!
When I heard Someone Like You for the first time (when she sung it live at the Brit Awards) I thought ‘Oh my god – she stole my story’. My ex boyfriend had recently got married and I was just mesmerised by the lyrics as they resonated with me so strongly; I was shell shocked for about 5 minutes after she stopped singing.
That’s what makes a great song, – a great lyric. If only one person relates to it, gets an emotion out of it then as a writer you have nailed it.
I am exhausted by the song now, I’ve heard it way too much but tonight when I saw her sing it for her perfect audience including her best friends at the Royal Albert Hall, I really felt her happiness, her dream had literally come true. What brilliant therapy! She may have not dated him for long but that one experience was the making of Adele.
So when you have a broken heart, don’t ever think it was all for nothing – Adele should be testament to that.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkOvkhdGkF8?fs=1]