Someone Like You by Adele

Someone Like You

Song Information

"Someone Like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele from her second studio album 21, and was written by Adele and Dan Wilson. The song has been positively received by music critics and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart following a well-received performance of the song at the 2011 BRIT Awards, making it her first number one in the UK. The track is a piano ballad and lyrically the song talks of coming to terms with a broken relationship. The track features a strong vocal performance throughout and has climatic points. The song has also been compared to the single "Hometown Glory" the album 19. The song has received positive reviews from critics. BBC Music said: ""Someone Like You", just voice and piano, is an actual thing of beauty, placing the listener in one of those moments where you feel you’re in the presence of a future standard. You can imagine it being both honked through by talent show contestants and transcended by veterans alike". Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), known professionally as Adele is an English singer songwriter. She was the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. She is a multi-Grammy Awards nominee who has won two awards, Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2009. Adele attracted the attention of XL Recordings with a three-song demo posted on MySpace and subsequently signed with the label. Since her debut, 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. Adele is scheduled to release her second album 21 on 24th January 2011 in the UK and 22nd February in the US. Adele was born in Tottenham, London, she began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.
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The Various Kinds of Piano The piano can be broadly classified into two types: the Vertical or Upright piano and the Horizontal or Grand piano. The distinction is made on the basis of the height of the piano in question and the placement of the strings. The upright piano ranges between 36 to 60 inches is usually sub divided into four types: the spinet, the console, the studio and the upright. The spinet has a height of 36 to 38 inches and a width of 58 inches. It is the smallest of pianos and is good for people living in small spaces. However, it is not usually used for professional playing piano because it has less power and accuracy and but that does not mean that it cannot be used in piano lesson and piano tutorial. The console is slightly bigger. Its height ranges between 40 and 43 inches. This kind of piano comes in various styles and hence can be made to match your furniture. The studio is the piano seen in music schools. (More...)