Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins stands out in an otherwise traditional country music landscape by her frank honesty and historically-crafted ballads that speak directly to America’s desire for soulful songs sung powerfully.

She has built her audience without resorting to spectacle, instead relying on top quality material and an experienced team.

Her voice

Adele is known for creating music with authenticity and vulnerability at its center, drawing upon her full vocal range for expressive dynamics that bring life and emotion to her songs. Not afraid to sing low or belt out vocal lines effortlessly, she seamlessly transitions between chest voice and head voice while never breaking rhythm or pitch.

But her vocal dexterity should only tell part of the tale; something else about her voice makes it truly exceptional.

Vulture reached out to CeCe Sammy, Britain’s premier vocal coach who sang backup for Diana Ross and has taught singers for shows like American Idol and X Factor, to gain insight into Adele’s unique and powerful vocal delivery. Sammy believes people often overlook timbre when considering singers; Adele stands out as being both androgynous yet feminine simultaneously, moving between chest voice and head voice without changing its soundscape or characterisation. According to Sammy, people often look solely at range whereas her voice truly makes her signature sound unique and powerful compared with other singers’ voices they teach in shows like American Idol or X Factor. Sammy says her vocal coach expertise makes her unique among her clients in UK; Diana Ross hired her back as back up vocalist on American Idol/X Factor contestants before auditions such as American Idol/X Factor auditions without taking account of how its sound matches the emotions or characterisation; Sammy believes people often look solely at range when considering timbre; Adele stands out among her colleagues due to being true contralto; her vocal ability can switch between chest and head voice without changing timbre or characterisation of course!

Her lyrics

Adele’s songs from her debut EP (19) to her most recent record (30) often focus on heartache and loss. Her mezzo-contralto voice can transform even simple lyrics into powerful emotional experiences that move listeners.

Adele provides hope in an industry where sales have declined and music’s value has diminished dramatically, by showing there is money to be made through music if one has talent, skill and support behind them.

Adele made her mark despite adolescent hardship, rising to the top of UK charts without the help of any record label or management. Adele created an A-Team consisting of world-class producers and managers who kept her show on tour despite all odds.

Her production

Adele’s live show is an experience for all the senses, offering captivating production design and technical sound design, featuring her soulful vocals as its centerpiece.

Keyboards, drums and guitars combine for an organic yet acoustic sound that allows her to display her vast musical talents and range. Notable tracks include rhythmic clapping and piano outros such as on “Someone Like You”. She proves herself capable of writing uptempo pop gems alongside emotive ballads.

Adele draws her musical influences from classic, soulful R&B and blues while maintaining an original style. Adele draws upon historical black singers such as Josephine Baker and Ethel Waters who performed songs slightly higher than their natural voice range to produce breathy, fuzzy vocal effects with distinctive texture that make their songs timeless.

Matt Askem, Adele’s Creative Director, attributes her shows’ success to a hardworking team – particularly Camera Systems Engineer Paul Barilla – as they all contributed towards making them such success stories.

Her style

Adele has an admirable flair for choosing show-stopping gowns and red carpet glamour, often donning glittery lace and organza dresses or floor length sequin gowns with floor length sequins for each event. Additionally, Adele knows exactly how to work her voluminous locks; whether in a sleek beehive or down and sculpted volume.

Adele made her American market debut with 21, a record that debuted at number one and ignited an instantaneous frenzy of downloads and CD purchases. 21’s bolder and more stylistically diverse collection included pop delight Rolling in the Deep as well as heartbreaking breakup ballad Someone Like You; on Danger Mouse-produced track River Lea, Adele channelled gospel influences to align herself with historical black performers.