“Rolling in the Deep” (Jamie xx Remix)

XL Recordings


Adele’s magnificent new single “Rolling in the Deep” found her bursting with anger and seeking revenge on a track she described as a “dark bluesy gospel disco tune.”  The Jamie xx re-work of the song elevates it to another level and transforming it into a haunting, percussion-heavy that surpasses the original.  Like a previous re-work of Florence + The Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love,” Jamie xx features Adele’s sultry voice as the standout element over hand claps that evolve into a flurry of drum machine and steel drums.  The song evokes the spacious songs of The xx’s self-titled debut, with a chorus that is chopped and screwed as she laments, “We could have had it all.”  Jamie xx brings out the brooding passion of the original and created a re-interpretation that reminds us just how hypnotizing Adele’s powerful voice can be.