By Mayra Rosales-Montoya
Adele’s newest album, “25,” is breaking records this year. It sold over 3 million copies just in the week it was released and continues with its impressive gross sales as the holiday season approaches.
It has been four years since the release of her last album, and in that time her fans can assume that Adele has been doing a lot of soul searching.
“25” gives the listener the feeling that although she is still dealing with heartbreak and romantic roller coasters, she has gained confidence and self-control.
This is likely not the type of album you and your best friends will be blasting while getting ready for the weekend before a party.
Adele clearly didn’t work on this album for the last few years hoping she would make some top-40 party hits. Instead, she has created something much more powerful and lasting.
There is a definite sadness in this album that cannot be ignored, but she’s no longer crying over a lost love and breaking down after a train wreck of a relationship. Instead, in this album we can feel her growth and newfound self-love.
We can still connect to her mourning and pain, but we can also be inspired by her confidence. This album seems to instill a sense of comfort in knowing that through the pain we can gain a lesson or two and move on. Of course, Adele’s vocals are phenomenal.
Not only is this album beautifully written (with the help of artists such as Bruno Mars and Max Martin), each soulful ballad is belted out by one truly talented woman.
In this album she masterfully blends her love for blues and classic rock with pop and soul.
“Hello” was the first single to be released off this album and the opening track, but my personal favorites are “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and “When We Were Young.”
Adele has some powerful words of wisdom at 27, and possibly some input on life and love we can all relate to. This album is near perfection, as long as you’re open to feeling as much as Adele clearly did while creating her masterpiece.