Adele – Chasing Pavements Review
Not many people are aware that the song ‘Chasing Pavements’ is actually the second single released by Adele in the UK. It does not deviate from all the popular songs from the soulful singer. Again, it was inspired by a past breakup.
Adele revealed that she composed the song while walking down a street in London alone after punching an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her in the face at a bar. She immediately recorded the new composition on her mobile phone first thing when she came home.
The track is a mellow and sensuous slice of what can be described as an ‘old-school soul.’ The lyrics is unremarkable, complementing Adele’s emotive voice. Listeners can remember typical lyrics from Lily Allen songs combined with a voice similar to that of the late Amy Winehouse. This song has again exhibited how unique Adele is as an artist.
Again, her voice in this single is a revelation. She steers the huge and brassy chorus through melodic twists and turns that can be easy on the ears. Anyone who realizes the nature behind her voice’s haunting emotion can simply be in awe. Bruised defiance really makes Adele a great singer.