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The muses of La Musa: Adele

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and best-selling musical artist born in London, England. Known for her powerful vocals and emotional ballads, she is internationally recognized as one of the most popular performers of her generation – with over 120 million record sales worldwide.

The British singer released her anticipated fourth album 30, which she has described as her “ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life.”

For 30, which was delayed due to the pandemic, the Grammy-winning singer reunites with 25 co-writers and producers Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Shellback, with Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson among album collaborators.

Hit of the week: Beck “Wow”

Beck has officially shared his new single “Wow”. The track is taken from his upcoming as-yet-untitled album, due out on October 21st through Capitol Records. It features production from Greg Kurstin (Sia, The Shins).

On “Wow”, Beck taps into his hip-hop meets folk roots, bringing the bars as well as a cool, fun sense of swagger. Over a rumbling, rubbery beat and siren-like effects, the songwriter talks demons, jewels, and “getting loose with the luminous moves.”

“The song is about the moments in life that leave you in awe of the world,” wrote videographer/photographer Alicia Ward, one of the many creatives tasked with fashioning a promotional clip for Beck and Capitol Records. Other creatives who helped Beck include illustrator Nathan Jurevicius, ceramic craftsman Eric Landon, and graphic designer Andrew Kuttler.