Beyond the blockbuster success and unprecedented record-smashing comeback, Adele is still the Adele we have come to love. The album starts with the already #1 worldwide single Hello, which has already been reviewed my school newspaper the BHS Blueprint, click here to view.
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) is Adele’s next collaboration with producer Max Martin and his partner in crime Shellback, and the song introduces a throwback tune with fresh vocal work that while entertains, is not as profound as 25’s other singles.
I Miss You is a dark and methodically sounding track, layered to perfection like lead single Hello.
When We Were Young is filled with emotion and the longing can be heard in Adele’s soaring vocals, while Remedy is akin to 21’s Someone Like You, a piano ballad like none other on the album.
The second Greg Kurstin produced song Water Under The Bridge is Adele at her best “pop” wise. It is crafty and inventive and is 25’s brightest upbeat track.
River Lea is dangerously infectious, especially the chorus, which is near-impossible not to shake your body to.
Love In The Dark, Million Years Ago and All I Ask are Adele’s staple sound with interesting differences, and are hard not to love. Lastly, Sweetest Devotion is the album’s most touching song, lyrically and sonically, as it chronicles Adele’s love for her son is a vibrancy unknown to her previous work. 25 is a great sequel to 21 and showcases Adele’s ability to utilize her talent and bring the best of herself into her work.