Was it only a week ago that Adele’s Someone Like You soared through the stereo at Burberry’s show in London? Indeed, as faux-snow fell to the ground and a beautiful procession of haute ’60’s styles pranced down the runway, what truly stole the show was that piercing song.
And last night, in the intimate yet acoustically-blessed Masonic Temple, I was again enchanted by that voice. Here for a taping of MTV Live, Britain’s breakout star (both of her albums 19 and 21 have hit number one respectively) put on a soulful show. Yes, the voice was flawless, never forced, wise beyond her twenty-two years, but her cheeky humor also struck a high note. “I’m always crying, I’m like the Kate Winslet of singing!” she said after tearing up when one MTV host played a video greeting from her high school music teacher back in Croydon. When asked if she was still friends with the ex-boyfriend who inspired her recent release, Adele let out a charming chortle. “No, I don’t believe in that. Besides, he’s probably at home with his mom and I’m here in Toronto!” After all, through her songs Adele assures she always has the last laugh.
Adele plays L’Olympia de Montreal in Montreal on May 16th, then she’ll be back in Toronto at the Kool Haus on May 18th, and finally in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on May 31st.