“Hometown Glory” by Adele is one of my all time favorite songs. As I sit here, I am listening to the song and unable to put the emotions I’m feeling and feel every single time I listen to this song into words. And I felt the same way the first time I heard it.
Adele is an artist I discovered while browsing on YouTube at the end of 2007. This was before she released her amazing debut album, 19. In fact, she didn’t even have an EP, I had to do a lot of research to find additional information on her. Since then, Adele has sold over 2 million copies of 19, released 5 singles, won a Brit Award, and a Grammy. This is the video I came across that stopped me in my tracks and introduced me to the amazing Adele:
There are so many reasons why I love this song and why it resonates with me. The song is Adele’s homage to her hometown of London, and while I’ve never been there, I am an Anglophile and would love to visit the city. Hearing Adele reminisce fondly of London appeals to me. The sentiments of the song are so sincere, endearing, and hopefully. The song is so raw and unpolished. The emotions, the imagery, the lyrics, the piano, her voice and vulnerability really strikes a chord with me. Adele is magical, and this song is a brilliant. Just amazing!
I came across this song at a time when I really needed it. I find comfort in the song. Whenever I have a bad day, or am in a foul mood, I turn to this song, and it comforts me, and all is good in the world. I can’t pinpoint the reason, but this song has helped me through some tough moments and has affected me deeply.
I find myself unable to effectively articulate the significance and my love of this song, so stopÂ reading myÂ rant, and listen to AdeleÂ in the musicÂ video for “Hometown Glory”.
What are your thoughts on Adele, “Hometown Glory” and the videos?