Adele – “Chasing Pavements” (TV – 2007)

November 21, 2008 at 9:15 am (Adele, Music)

I just discovered this young British singer on The Tonight Show the other night singing this song. Yes, she does sound quite a bit like Amy Winehouse (the way she phrases her notes) but she definitely has enough of her own style and songwriting talent that it is unfair to simply compare her to Amy. And considering that Amy unfortunately seems to be heading down the road to permanent oblivion, it’s good to know that there are other great singers out there to offset all the overemoting divas that usually clog up the airwaves. This girl, like Amy, combines the best of old-fashioned jazz & soul singing with more modern styles. Let’s hope she avoids the pitfalls that Amy has fallen into.
Anyhow, this great song was recorded at the end of last year for the BBC-TV show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (before the release of her debut album 19 in January).

Note: the audio quality on this could be a bit better.

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