Adele – Turning Tables Review
An altercation with an ex-boyfriend has again turned into an inspiration for an Adele song. ‘Turning Tables’ is about a domestic dispute that prompted the singer to take a defensive stance against her dominating and manipulative former lover. In the composition, she vows to set an emotional distance to protect herself from future heartbreaks. It may seem that she has never run out of such stuffs.
It is undeniably a pop ballad oozing with soulful sound. Broadway-worthy strings, piano, and guitar blended well to become the perfect accompanying instrumentation of the track. It showcases Adele’s voice brilliantly. Lasting 4 minutes and 10 seconds, the song has 78 beats per minute and is recorded in key C minor.
The song is a collaboration with American singer and songwriter Ryan Tedder who co-wrote it with Adele. It has received recognitions from various music critics, who were all praises for the singer’s unique vocals and the track’s excellent production. Adele has showed her original tone and natural ease in the song. It allowed her to explore whatever is her upper register without really ignoring the lower and soulful sound that she always creates. It is a tearjerker and softly sentimental song.