This may be the only piece of Adele news you get from us.

FACT favourite D∆WN, aka Dawn Richard, has covered the monochrome chanteuse’s dreary new emission ‘Hello’, teaming up with producer Swagg R’Celious to turn the sad emoji ballad into a creeping leftfield R&B jam.

“I’m always skeptical about doing covers,” Richard explained. “If I do them, I usually take them and morph them into my own.  For example, when I covered Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ my producer and I sat down to create a distinct sound for the track.  Recreating “Hello” was no different because I had the urge to cover it in my own way.  I just couldn’t resist a record that was so well written.”

Enjoy it below and and hear the first track from The Red Era, the follow-up to her astonishing 2015 album Blackheart. [via Pitchfork]



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