February 2022 Favorites

By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a rollercoaster of a month. It was warm on some days and bitterly cold on others. We did our Adele series. There is war. Apparently, Putin eliminated the pandemic by invading Ukraine (thanks, Putin?). Inflation was through the roof even prior to the Ukraine-Russia conflict (thanks, Biden?). There isContinue reading “February 2022 Favorites”

The Adele Music Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz We walked through many of Adele’s hits and albums and how they relate to her life. She was a fun one to look at. Her songs very much reflect where she was as an artist and as a woman. And it’s not over yet… Wishing her the best, as she enters yetContinue reading “The Adele Music Series”

Hard

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are zooming out on the timeline. We move from album 25 to 30. We now meet an Adele who is deep in motherhood and divorced. Adele leaves a relationship that was seemingly normal given her expressed track record. She speaks highly of her ex-husband and says she trusts him with herContinue reading “Hard”

Ready

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at another song from Adele’s reconciliatory 25 chapter, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”. I love the melody of this song. It’s a bop. It’s also in that category of things you wish you could say in life but never do because it’s weird. Adele starts theContinue reading “Ready”

Hello, 25

By: Gabriela Yareliz Adele was absent for a good while between 21 and 25, and she was busy. In mid-2011, (right around 21‘s success and release) Adele started dating Simon Konecki (who works in charity and water). They had a son in 2012 and got married in 2016 (in some places it says 2018), regardlessContinue reading “Hello, 25”

Uninvited

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song became Adele’s second number one in the U.S. “Someone Like You” hit the airwaves and stayed there on repeat. It’s one of the last songs on 21, and it makes sense. This song marks the end to the relationship the entire album talks about. The song serves almost as aContinue reading “Uninvited”

Deep

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at “Rolling In the Deep” from Adele’s top-selling 21 album. This was the lead single and first song on the album. This song put her on the map! People say this was the biggest crossover hit since 1985. (Source) The song is another “scorned lover” ballad. Perhaps, thisContinue reading “Deep”

Rain

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele from her album 21. There is a shared element in this song with her song “Make You Feel My Love” from her album 19, and that is rain. It’s an imagery she uses often. Rain is something that can impairContinue reading “Rain”

Make You Feel

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s 2022, and I thought, Why not another music series? You all have really liked these. As you know, I am not the person who always has headphones in, listening to music. I am usually listening to a podcast, if anything. (Or, I am talking to my mom or my abuela). We’veContinue reading “Make You Feel”