#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Adele, ‘Send My Love’ [Watch]
The all-female singer-songwriter collective performs every Monday night at the Listening Room in Music City, and on Oct. 23 their lineup expanded to a total of seven of the most promising up-and-coming women in Nashville with the addition of a trio, Avenue Beat, to the bill. They joined their talents to cover Adele's "Send My Love," from her worldwide hit album, 25.
#LetTheGirlsPlay mainstay Kalie Shorr kicks things off in the clip above, voicing the opening chords on acoustic guitar and singing the opening lines in a soft, but confident voice. Krysta Nick takes the next part before Taylor Noelle delivers the first chorus, accompanied by harmonies from the collective.
Lena Stone jumps in next in a clear, strong voice, and the women all trade parts through the second verse before Avenue Beat sing the second chorus in distinctive three-part harmony, bringing in yet another musical flavor.
Adele possesses a once-in-a-generation signature voice, and rather than challenging her on her own terrain, the women of Song Suffragettes wisely choose to re-interpret the material in performances geared toward their own vocal strengths in the clip above. The arrangement is similar in the verses to the original, but much more stripped-down in the choruses, giving the piece a more intimate feel that suits the format well.
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement launched in Nashville to address the uphill struggle females face in country music, and it's been working, with more females breaking through at every level of the business. Taste of Country has always been a proud supporter; look for featured interviews once a month, a new live cover each week, and regular additional content on Taste of Country.
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