You know what is cute? Babies who love Adele.
You know what is odd? Married women, ostensibly happily married women, who love Adele.
Seriously, folks. Adele’s music is beautiful, but it is the sort of music that requires one to appreciate the lyrics. And the lyrics simply do not resonate with me as a woman who is not only married, but deeply content in love.
It is crazy cute for little girls to sing along with Adele precisely because the music does not match with their lives. But that dissonance is confusing rather than cute when seen in my peers.
I am continually surprised at all those whom I see gushing about Adele. Because they just so happen to all be married women who present themselves as happily married. So what is the draw? Why would you want to spend all day listening to lyrics about how we “could have” had it all if you do have it all?
My first thought was that perhaps all the stories about how you never get over your first love are true and all of these women are still pining for Mr. Ex even while portraying themselves to the world as happy with Mr. Perfect.
Then I heard “Rolling in the Deep” yet again and realized that maybe these songs are appealing because these women have gotten to the point where they are completely disillusioned with marriage. It may be perfectly normal to have times where you think of your husband as something of an ex considering how different your relationship is from what you could have had.
What say you? What am I missing here? Should I give up my deeply romantic Over the Rhine in exchange for some upset Adele?
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