Any Other: a band with a bare indie-rock attitude, who has lately started exploring different genres. With a bit of free jazz, acoustic guitars, bass, drums and a nostalgic voice, their music is unlike any other.
After quitting her old band, Adele sang: “This, the time to restart / This, the time to break up / I will likely change my mind / The time to surrender / Is overcome”. She did surrender in order to start up with the successful “Any Other”. Along with Erica Leonardi and Marco Giudici, she came up with this new indie-rock project, made of guitars and tormented poetry. Adele, at the time aged 21, dealt with topics such as the struggles of growing up and coming to existential turning points, as her sometimes angry lyrics suggest: “I have to grow up / I really have to / Though I don’t know how to make it”.
Three years later, in her new album “Two Geography” released in September 2018, she is still singing about entering adulthood. Her tone is no longer anguished and seems to be trying to recover from the bitterness of the past album. The musical arrangements are growing up with her and are getting richer in musical shades: we can hear some free jazz influences, orchestral arrangements and sometimes her singing approaches R&B.
With a great sensitivity Adele sings about the attempt to cope with the complexity of an age when one feels to be lost. She does not provide a solution, however, one cannot but feel an empathy with her stories and emotions and is somehow involved in her search for an answer.