Having infiltrated every corner of the Internet since being released, Adele”s 25 single “Hello” has been inevitably victim to a slew of covers—some good, some very bad. Singer/songwriter Dawn Richard, who”s been performing under the moniker D∆WN, dropped today her own unlikely interpretation of the piano ballad, transforming the track into a slow, sultry groove directed toward a past lover.
When Richard sings, “Hello from the other side,” the song”s message feels far less introspective than Adele”s—less nostalgic and more confrontational, oozing with a signature nonchalance that makes the ex-Danity Kane member so undeniable.
“I’m always skeptical best online casino about doing covers,” the singer told Pitchfork. “If I do them, I usually take them and morph them into my own. For example, when I covered Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” my producer and I sat down to create a distinct sound for the track. Recreating “Hello” was no different because I had the urge to cover it in my own way. I just couldn’t resist a record that was so well written.”
Say “Hello” to an Adele cover that you”ll actually enjoy:
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