Adele grows in album

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Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles before the release of “25” on Friday.

Deanna Frances

Adele’s new album, “25,” which was released Friday, debuts a more mature and powerful Adele.

The first song on the album, “Hello,” was a perfect song to begin the album with. The song has powerful lyrics like, “hello from the other side. I must’ve called a thousand times to tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done, but when I call you never seem to be home.”

The gloomy vocal style and strong chords make the song a powerful opener.

The album includes many motivational, melancholy songs such as “Million Years Ago” and “All I Ask.” My favorite song on the album is “Water Under the Bridge.” The upbeat tempo makes it an easy song to listen to. She’s finally able to add a different element to the tearjerkers that we expect from her.

Although “25” has the same kind of feel as her previous albums, it adds a new twist with a more mature and powerful sound. In “When We Were Young,” Adele talks about a love that means so much she wants it to last forever: “Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realized we were sad of getting old,” she sings. “It made us restless.”

I really enjoyed the new songs and feel like Adele showed her talent once again. Overall, Adele’s album features many powerful songs that are sure to become hits on the top charts.