Review | Thursday 28 February 2008
Introducing Adele, the latest singing sensation from London. Blessed with a rich smoky voice, this young singer is set to be The Next Big Thing, post Amy Winehouse. The Winehouse comparison is unfortunate, yet necessary. There are definite similarities in vocal style, but not in songwriting or production. Adele’s 19 spans pop, jazz, blues and tight songs with big horns and strings when necessary.
Of course there’s a big single in Chasing Pavements, undeniably catchy and a song that would sit comfortably on commercial and indie radio station playlists. This girl is hot right now, and unlike the troubled Amy Winehouse, hopefully without a drug addiction, so 2008 can be the year of Adele.