D∆WN (Dawn Richard) Releases Sultry, Electronic Cover of Adele's 'Hello'

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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Movies Opening This Weekend, In Order Of How Much We Like Their Trailers

Some people judge a movie based on reviews, other will go see something just because it features a favorite actor. Here, we’re judging this weekend’s offerings based solely on what we see in the trailers and ranking them accordingly.

Prometheus: What more could you want from a movie? Space travel, disaster, Ridley Scott and a stellar cast, including the fantastical Noomi Rapace, make this the trailer to beat this weekend. And it’s going to own the box office, so there’s also that.

Bel Ami: Does this movie, featuring Robert Pattinson as a social-climbing ladies’ man in ancientish Paris, look good? Not really. Does the trailer get us excited? Absolutely. There’s no way that two hours of this powdered-wig seduction would hold our attention, but for a few minutes it’s exciting enough to rank highly.

Dark Horse: The latest from Todd Solondz looks funny, offbeat and perhaps less I-need-a-shower-after-this than his previous work. And even though Selma Blair kind of looks like Katie Holmes is trying to escape from her face, this coming attraction definitely does its job.

Safety Not Guaranteed: Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass can sell almost any movie, and this Seattle-based caper about a guy who thinks he’s discovered the secret to time travel doesn’t need a whole lot of help in that category. This movie doesn’t look like it’s going to scratch our blockbuster itch, but if Prometheus is sold out, we’d definitely sneak in.

Lola Versus: We love Greta Gerwig, we really do, but there’s something a bit too post-rom-com about this movie, from the looks of the trailer, to draw us in. Ask again when it’s on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but chances are we won’t be rushing to the multiplex.

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding: Unless you’re taking your mom to the movies for, uh, Father’s Day, no way.

Watch the Trailer for Todd Solondz’s ‘Dark Horse’

The strangest thing about the trailer for Dark Horse, the new movie from Welcome to the Dollhouse mastermind Todd Solondz, is how not-strange it is.

Over the years, the director has treated us to discomfiting films about outcasts, perverts, and misfits of all stripes, often with painfully awkward and drawn-out scenes that have made him an art-house, if not always a box-office, favorite.

So, to look at the just-released trailer for Dark Horse, starring Jordan Gelber and Selma Blair as two not-so-young anymore weirdoes who fall in love to a soundtrack of upbeat pop, it’s strange to, well, smile. They’re strange, sure, but they’re romantic comedy strange—he lives at home with mom (Mia Farrow) and dad (Christopher Walken), for whom he also works—and all signs point to them overcoming whatever is holding them back.

Perhaps there’s the rub; trailers, after all, can be misleading. But maybe, just maybe, neither of them will be molested or too deeply damaged and Todd Solondz will find himself with something a bit more profitable than a cult classic on his hands.

Well, in addition to whatever else is on his hands… you never know with that one.