I across Adele‘s music on youtube before she had an EP or album, and instantly fell in love with her song “Hometown Glory“. The song is an homage to London, where Adele is from. Although I’ve never been to London, I’ve been fascinated by the UK for years now, and this song instantly played to my heart strings and always makes me emotional and pensive. It fuels my desire to go to London. The lyrics are so descriptive and you can imagine what London looks and feels like, according to Adele. I love the way she pops the words “thick” and “opaque”. I love the piano introduction, and the story about wondering around in a city. I get lost in the song and the imagery and emotions. I have gone on really long runs with “Hometown Glory” on repeat the whole run. I absolutely love this song, the album 19, and Adele.
This is the first youtube video I saw and is still one of my favorite live clips of Adele:
There are two music videos for the song. The first video is incredible and can be seen here. The second video is of a live performance and can be seen below:
This is an AMAZING live performance. AMAZING!And another live performance of “Hometown Glory” from her show at The Roxy in LA: