Maybe it’s the timeless nature of her voice, but Adele lends herself well to reinterpretation. San Francisco’s Blackbird Blackbird, a.k.a. Mikey Maramag, takes her monster hit (what else?) “Rolling In The Deep” and transforms it into a disembodied trip hop experiment.
But credit goes to Maramag: He’s wise enough to leave that fractured soul front and center, even as the song stutters and stops like a fluttering heartbeart. The iconic chorus is gone, but it’s hardly missing. Adele’s barely sped-up voice does all the heavy lifting as Blackbird Blackbird reworks this one inside-out. Take a listen and download below.