Someone Like You


by Adele


"Someone like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21 (2011). The song was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. Accompanied only by a piano in the song (played by co-writer Wilson), Adele sings about the end of the relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The song received positive reviews from music critics who chose the song as a highlight of the album and praised the lyrics, its simple sound and Adele's vocal performance. Adele had said that she began writing it on her acoustic guitar in the wake of the break-up of her 18-month relationship with the 30-year-old man she thought she would marry. A few months after their split, he was engaged to someone else. "We were so intense I thought we would get married. But that was something he never wanted... So when I found out he does want that with someone else, it was just the horrible-est feeling ever. But after I wrote it, I felt more at peace. It set me free... I didn't think it would resonate with the world!"

Difficulty:
7/10

Level:
Intermediate

Genre:
Pop

Time Period:
2010's


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