Recycle It!: John Legend Just Rolls Around In The Deep

Thursday, March 24, 2011


In the midst of a hellish week, John Legend remains to be the savior. I know some people snicker about him thinking he's "corny", "boring" or "corny boring". Also most folks I come across despised the direction he took on his last album, Evovler (even though I was one of few who praised it's style chameleon qualities). Yeah, whatever, I could care less about the jeers, especially since Legend pulls another stunner from his sleeve. He's pretty much  'winning' in my book with this Adele cover.

"Rolling In The Deep" is sealed in stone as Adele's finest achievement, and it's probably one of richest songs to hit the mainstream in awhile. Naturally, Adele's version is the optimum choice, but on this remake, Legend strips the song down, wades it in the water and makes a sermon out of it with this acapella version. It's pretty much more the "bluesy-Gospel" that the song possessed from the get-go, but it's even more so. I just really love the risk he took on this. Considering that Adele's 21 is speaking to every bit of my life right now and I can be completely bias, but toe-to-toe this version can go with the original. It's only in my dreams that I would want a mash-up of this version and Adele's, how rich would that be?

Haven't done one of these posts in awhile, so have at it below. 

John Legend - Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover) (Download)

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