Come 11:30 PM PST time, no other song will matter for, I’d say, the next week. Adele is back after selling over 30 million copies of her previous album, “21.” The rumored promo for “25” is sensational, unique, and an all-out event. Curiosity surrounds the album regarding how the album will sound, topics of the songs, and also with streaming becoming more dominant and physical album sales dwindling even more so, how the album will fare sales wise.
Adele tweeted an open letter yesterday explaining how she approached “25” and apologized for the 4 year wait.
I seriously want to quit my job and just report on all things Adele. As you all know, I’m obsessed with Lana Del Rey and she has unique ways of marketing, but Lana seems to be scaling back on television performances and all things “being in the spotlight.” Whereas Adele will dominate EVERYTHING.
The track listing last also been released and I’m glad she doesn’t have 99 songs on it. A good, solid, 11 songs. Hopefully none are “filler” tracks, but we’ll have to wait and see.
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion
I’m excited, elated, and stressed. Stressed because I know getting tickets to her tour will be a damn Olympic obstacle.
This week, Adele’s sophomore album “21” will be certified Diamond, shipments of 10 million copies in the U.S. Going platinum is struggle enough for most pop tarts, but Adele pulled off 10 million in the span of less that two years and made it look easy. Adele was everywhere, but not in an annoying way. She was on the cover of a few magazines, released only two actual music videos for her album (concert footage videos don’t count, to me) and performed live on various daytime/late night shows and award shows. Adele didn’t have a Proactiv commercial, Pepsi endorsement, CoverGirl ads or Target commercials to help boost sales. Adele relied on her standalone album, without a re-release, her live performances and talent to sell her music. I’m not fully shading the other pop girls, but I am pointing out that releasing quality music and being an enchanting live performer can make you successful.
Not only is “21” going Diamond, but Adele’s live concert DVD, “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” will be crossing the Platinum threshold within the week.
ADELEGEND has recorded the theme to the latest 007 film, “Skyfall.” The track is aptly titled “Let The Sky Fall.”
The opening line is been reported to be “This is the end/Hold your breath and count to ten/Feel the earth move and then/Hear my heart burst again.” Drama.
The chorus has also been reported as going a little something like this, “Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/Together.”
Expect “Let The Sky Fall” to debut at #1 in 38 countries, sell 100,00+ on a weekly basis for six months, go diamond (10 million copies sold in the U.S.), win Grammies, Oscar’s, VMA’s, NAACP Image Awards, etc. Think I’m lying? Adele’s album “21” that was released in January of LAST year sold 26,000 copies this week and is #11 on the Billboard 200, this is the 2nd week that its been out of the top 10 since its release. Fuck your faves. Hell, fuck my faves too.