When I really, really love a song, I can listen to it on repeat for days at a time without getting sick of it. Of course that eventually wears thin, but something about that perfect combination of melody, lyrics, and rhythm can make a song feel brand new every time you hear it. One singer who always manages to debut my next song obsession? Adele, of course!
After years without a peep from the legendary artist, she finally premiered her latest album last November. And the first single, “Hello,” was an instant hit. The emotional lyrics and haunting vocals from the London native never fail to strike a chord in the hearts of everyone who hears her music. It also inspires countless fellow musicians to follow suit with their own versions of the beautiful ditty.
That’s exactly what happened when this “violin crooner,” Damien Escobar, decided to put his own spin on the gorgeous song. Using only his instruments, no vocals at all, he expertly re-creates her original so well that you won’t even notice there aren’t any words! In fact, I totally sang along when I first heard this. It’s like classical karaoke with a modern pop twist. Who wouldn’t love that?
The video follows Escobar as he treks around the streets of Manhattan with his custom violin. Styled similarly to the Adele’s sepia-toned version, it also features clips of a woman intercut with his performance, likely the one on Escobar’s “other side.”
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