I’ve held off on posting this song since the radio version started circulating last month but I finally got my hands on the MP3 today so it’s time to release it. Right ff the bat, this is one of my favorite tracks at the moment. Jamie Xx absolutely killed the production and Adele’s vocals are always on point so that’s nothing new. What’s so impressive about this production is how well it compliments the vocals with no sacrifice in style and flash. The arrangement is constantly evolving and the very few instruments used are presented and abandoned with perfection.
The song represents that point after a breakup when you go from sad to mad and start having that serious love/hate for the person you were with. In this song Adele realizes just how much potential her relationship had to grow and is pissed at her ex for playing her and throwing it all away. Apparently, the dude was looking for something else and she took it as a slap in the face…
Throw your soul through every open door
Count your blessings to find what you look for
Turned my sorrow into treasured gold
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow.”
I love how passionate her performance is and this remix just put those vocals on the spotlight to enhance that feeling even more. Definitely one of my new favorites, enjoy.