Adele’s Easy on Me has had the world at a chokehold, with the chart-topping hit from the singer’s album 30 seeing rendition after rendition, both locally and internationally.
Although the ballad was released in October, it’s been undoubtedly tugging on our heartstrings ever since. Lending his own musical genius to another rendition of the song is none other than Mr Kanye West. One of his more recent Sunday services saw a moving, heart-swelling chapter for the song led by Ye’s gospel.
A large part of what made this particular rendition quite so powerful was that it was, alongside the entire Service in late November, dedicated to Virgil Abloh.
Abloh, on top of being the creative master behind Louis Vuitton and Off-White, was also West’s longtime creative director. Abloh passed away on November 28. Abloh passed away after a private two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, form of cancer.He was 41.
West’s Sunday Service choir sang new lyrics set to Easy on Me and the performance was live-streamed briefly at dondalive.com on the day. The song came equipt with a screen that paid tribute to the brilliance of Abloh, reading:
“In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda.”
Take a listen below.
LISTEN: Kanye West Sunday Service performs Easy on Me