At this point, I'm listening to Adele's "25" more than I am not. Actually, if I'm being totally honest with you all, I'm probably just going to have it on a continuous loop until she releases her next album. So, instead of letting those, like me, who are infatuated with album get tired of the songs, Adele, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots performed "Hello" with classroom instruments on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Not that we'd ever get sick of her songs or anything, but it's nice to keep things fresh, you know?
Let me tell you a few things about Adele's classroom instrument performance of "Hello." Firstly, it is now my greatest hope that Fallon and The Roots tag along on some sort of tour with her. A long shot, I know, but I have big dreams. Secondly, she's singing while sitting down and effortlessly belts out the song just as well as she does on the album. Only one explanation for that: Witchcraft! Thirdly, the classroom instruments are actually a welcomed and nuanced addition to the otherwise morose tune. A wonderfully morose tune, I should add.
Sure, this vibrant version may be seriously unexpected, but it's just what us Adele lovers needed. The classroom instruments act as a complementary pick-me-up to the sorrowful lyrics. And, God knows we could use a bit of cheering up after listening to "25" as vigorously as we have been. Fallon and The Roots clearly get us.
You can hear Adele, Fallon, and The Roots delivering a happier, "Hello" below:
See? I told you didn't know what you were missing.