When Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live last week, a digital short posited that Adele’s “Hello” could be the soothing balm your awkward Thanksgiving dinner needs. However, if your family dynamics are too contentious to be smoothed over by just one track from Adele’s 25, YouTuber and singer-songwriter Sam Tsui might have a solution.
Well known for his covers and mash-ups, Tsui has produced his best work yet in the form of a four-minute mash-up of 25. He moves seamlessly from the first track on the album to the last, concluding by cycling through “Hello” to “Sweetest Devotion” once more, this time singing just a line or two from each in an upbeat arrangement that almost makes you forget how many times those songs made you cry at first listen.
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Tsui couldn’t have made a better choice for his latest venture: 25 is absolutely destroying the charts, having just beat a U.S. record previously held by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached in 2000. As of Thursday, the record has surpassed 3 million in sales.