Adele’s I Drink Wine performance is everything you need to hear (and see) if you’re going through the acceptance phase of a breakup, are reclaiming your self worth from society, and love to drink wine, of course.
Performed at the BRITS 2022 music awards, the artist known for almost always tugging right on our heartstrings did it again – with blends of authenticity, honest lyricism and powerful expression at the ready. Encompassing a blues ballad, the song will undoubtedly sneak its way onto many of the world’s ‘time to pick myself up‘ playlists.
Adele questions external validation, the turbulence of relationships and the acknowledgement of a relationship turning south in her musings (in relation to her divorce from her son’s father, Simon Konecki). Her lyricism is straightforward, personal and highly relatable in today’s world wherein we all seek approval from chart-dominating artists to casual social media users. Here are some of the most nod-worthy lyrics from her piece:
“Why am I obsessing
About the things I can’t control?
Why am I seeking approval
From people I don’t even know?”
WATCH: Adele’s I Drink Wine
The performance of I Drink Wine marked Adele’s second feature of the evening. The first saw her perform smash hit Easy on Me from the album that dominated much of 2021 – 30.
As for award sweeps, Adele stole the show with three awards for the Best Britsh Album, Best Artist and Best Song categories (for which Easy on Me was crowned).
“I can’t believe a piano ballad won against all those bangers!” Adele noted of her win.
Adele’s competition for Best British Album was Dave, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz and Sam Fender.
She also addressed the Award show’s decision to eliminate the male/ female categories, and said “I really love being a woman and being a female artist!”.
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