Adele‘s latest album, 25, included a number of hits like “Hello” and “Send My Love (To Your Lover),” but “All I Ask” is a different kind of song, and the beauty of it it’s that the song was written with Bruno Mars, and now we have the beautiful honor of listening to him make the song more beautiful than it already was.
Bruno is getting ready to release his upcoming album XXIVk Magic, which comes four years after Unorthodox Jukebox, and this includes different shows and interviews, and during BBC 1’s show, he also covered “All I Ask,” giving it a different kind of romantic feeling, purely perfect.
During the interview with Rolling Stone, he shared that he had disagreed with Adele over the lyric “Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do.”
“We were aiming for that big, diva, ballad thing – that’s what I envisioned. But ‘lovers’? I don’t know if anybody really says ‘lovers.’ ‘Yeah, we’re lovers.’ ‘This is my lover.’ I was like, ‘Should we rethink that?’ But [Adele] was so gangster about it. She was like, ‘Nope. That’s what it has to be.’ And she was right. It’s this grand word that makes the song bigger because no one says it. Because nobody talks like that, it pops out. It’s not ‘what boyfriends-and-girlfriends do’ – it’s this over-the-top ‘lovers.’ Sometimes I play it on the piano, and I look forward to singing that part. It’s f*cking perfect…Don’t try to be cool. Let it be what it wants to be.”
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