Rain. If it’s raining outside, my computer turns on by itself, switches over to YouTube and pulls out some Adele song and, before you know it, I’m standing at my window looking at the rain and nodding along to some Adele song that I don’t technically know. It’s weird, but I feel like the rest of the world is doing it, too. It doesn’t matter which one. All of Adele’s songs are perfect for standing at your window and looking at the rain. And that’s remarkable to me. There hasn’t been a single artist that I know of who somehow made music exclusively for a single activity (apart from Marvin Gaye and sex).
But Adele did. She made an entire album of “Stand at Your Window, Look at the Rain and Reflect on Past Relationships” music. It’s like she’s hypnotized me/us. I don’t care if you don’t like Adele. I’m not sure if I even like Adele. I just know that, when it rains, I need her rough, powerful voice to come belting out of my speakers and tell me … something. Whatever it is that Adele sings about in her songs, I need her to shout that when it rains.