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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What is a piano? A musical instrument with a keyboard as its main part played by the means of the keys of the keyboard is known as a piano. This instrument ranks among the most used and most well known musical instruments through out the world. The use of the piano is especially rampant in any form of classical Western music. The instrument used to be the most common musical instrument to be found in 18th and 19th century homes and playing piano used to be the regular form of entertainment. In modern times the piano is regularly used for performances and ensemble employment. It is also a regular as an accompaniment for the contemporary music being produced today. Recently, it has become more of a fad to take piano lesson. Playing piano is also known to aid music composition and rehearsal and hence the piano is popularly used for these purposes. (More...)