Category: Adele

ADELE, O2 Arena – Evening Standard, 16 March 2016

A tiny proportion of Adele’s nation of fans gathered at the O2 for the first of eight London concerts, on what is somehow the biggest singer in the world’s first ever arena tour. The only times she has appeared here before, she’s been picking up BRIT Awards. If nerves had been an issue previously, they were invisible here. A giant… Read more →

ADELE 25 review – Evening Standard, 20 Nov 2015

Well, here it is: Adele’s 25 album, on sale today. Have you got it yet? Or are you planning on waiting four and a half years, like the people who sent its predecessor, 21, back into the charts yet again this month?   The second release from Tottenham’s Adele Adkins reached a demographic rarely tapped in music: the forgetful, the… Read more →

RYAN TEDDER/ONEREPUBLIC interview – Evening Standard, 21 March 2014

Ryan Tedder knows what Adele’s next album sounds like. And U2’s. And Taylor Swift’s. In fact, if the singer/songwriter/producer from Oklahoma isn’t involved in your favourite A-lister’s forthcoming music in one capacity or another (and he probably is), it stands a significantly lower chance of being a hit. “My goal was always to connect on as big a level as… Read more →

THE ADELE EFFECT – Evening Standard, 30 Sept 2011

Now that she has sold 10 million albums, the 10-million-windowed ocean liner that is Adele’s music career can start pulling along a few smaller vessels in its wake. The biggest singer of 2011 is going to have a significant influence on the major breakthroughs of 2012, and the acts she has chosen to support – Amos Lee, The Civil Wars… Read more →