The Adele and Chris Stapletonversion of her smash single “Easy On Me” is everything we expected it to be… two of the best voices in music, flawlessly melted together on one track to achieve damn near musical perfection.
Recorded for the limited-edition Target exclusive version of the album, the new duet will also be sent to country radio, where the tune can compete with Chris and Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think About Me” for the top spot on the country charts.
Between Taylor, Adele, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, and more, that voice is pretty much the hottest ticket in town right now.
And if you’ve been paying attention, you know that Adele has always been a fan of Chris Stapleton, since back in his SteelDriver days.
She covered “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” for a bonus edition of her 21 album back in 2011, and ever recorded the performance live at the Royal Albert Hall.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Adele shared how she first fell in love with Chris’ voice:
“Basically, I’ve been a fan of him since SteelDriver days. I’ve been covering SteelDrivers for like nearly 12 years now. It’s just… his voice is just fucking brilliant.
We still hadn’t met because it was during the pandemic. We had to start over Zoom. It was devastating. I think our voices work brilliantly together…would’ve been one person that I would’ve always have said yes, like 100%.”
She ain’t lying.
And speaking of “If It Hadn’t Been For Love,” how about this for an intro:
“I fucking love Dolly Parton and I read the most amazing interview today… she has the best lines ever. But I gonna do a cover now by a band called the SteelDrivers… fell in love with ’em, his voice is just incredible, it’s like caramel, it’s lovely.
I love this song, the sentiment is about killing his wife. I would certainly kill some of my ex-boyfriends for fucking sure. Absolutely I would.”