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Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (Later With Jools Holland 2011)

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"Set Fire to the Rain"
Single by Adele
from the album 21
Released13 December 2011 (2011-12-13)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
GenrePop, soul, blues
Length4:02
LabelXL
Writer(s)Adele Adkins, Fraser T. Smith
ProducerFraser T. Smith
Adele singles chronology

"Set Fire to the Rain" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele from her second studio album 21. Written by Adele and Fraser T. Smith and produced by Smith, the power ballad was released as the second single from the album in Europe. It was released as the third single in the United Kingdom on 4 July 2011, where the song has peaked at number 11. The song has peaked at number one in Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands. The song has charted within the top 10 of Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. "Set Fire to the Rain" was released on 21 November 2011 as 21's third official single in the United States.

Background and release

"Set Fire to the Rain" was written by Adele and Fraser T. Smith while the production was handled by Smith.[1] On 28 October, during an interview with Billboard, Columbia Records revealed that "Rumour Has It" will be released as the third single from the album and serviced to pop and adult contemporary radio.[2] However, the release of the song was scrapped and "Set Fire to the Rain" was released as the third US-single on 21 November 2011.[3][4] A spokesperson for Columbia, Pete Cosenza stated: "Our research found more programmer preference for 'Set Fire to the Rain'. [...] Both 'Rumour' and 'Fire' came back strong, but 'Fire' was a bit stronger. [...] It's a better plan to go with 'Fire' over 'Rumour' at pop and adult radio. [...] Everyone, from radio to the buying public, seems to be on board."[3]

Composition

"Set Fire to the Rain" is the fifth track on Adele's second album 21. It was written with producer Fraser T. Smith with whom she has worked on various tracks. It is written in the key of D Minor and Adele's voice expands from Bb3-D5.[5] The song describes the contradictory elements of a relationship, and the impossibility of letting go which is displayed in the lyrics "You and me together, nothing gets better/But there’s a side to you that I never knew, never knew/All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true/And the games you play, you would always win."[6][7] One of the most pop-influenced of the album,[8] the song is characterized by John Murphy of MusicOMH as a "power ballad".[9] In contrast to the understated production of most songs on the album, the song features lush instrumentation and a swelling string arrangement[10][6] over a mid-tempo rhythm,[11] creating a wall of sound[10][12] for the singer's mourning vocals. Dave Simpson of The Guardian concluded that the song was inspired "when mah lightah stopped workin'" in the wet.[13]

Critical reception

A writer for the magazine URB said that the song had "starbucks-friendlier content" and further called it "melodramatic".[14] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly concluded that the song had "scorned-woman balladry" and it "surgeon the pure force of her titanic wail."[15] While reviewing 21, a writer of The New York Times said, "the vocal effects on 'Set Fire to the Rain,' produced by Fraser T. Smith, the most pop-minded of the assembled team, are superfluous."[16] John Murphy of MusicOMH gave a negative review towards the song calling it "real misfire" and "overproduced".[9] However he added, "it's a decent enough song, but Adele's always sounded best when it's just a piano and a voice."[9] Writing for the magazine Herald Sun, Camreon Adams called the song a "triumphant radio-hit-in-waiting of next single" and concluded that "once the chorus kicks in, you're a goner."[17]

Gary McGinley of No Ripcord highlighted "Set Fire to the Rain" calling it "the catchiest song" on 21.[10] Another writer of Daily Herald said that Adele sounds "epic" on the song.[18] Allison Stewart of The Washington Post found the song to be "galloping, out-of-place synth-rock number" and added that "even Adele can't save" the song.[19] Nick Freed of Consequence of Sound said that "Set Fire to the Rain" finds Adele at "her strongest and most open."[6] He further called the song "one of 21's angrier tracks" and concluded: "The chorus' hooks are crazy catchy, and by the final one Adele releases and her hurt slips through the anger to give you a damn real and forward show of emotion. I’d imagine seeing this song live or in a stripped down setting would make one bawl like a child. You’ll want to pump your fist and pound your chest. That’s a guarantee."[6] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy praised the song saying, "'It was dark and I was over/ Until you kissed my lips and saved me,' she admits over a gloomy piano riff, before launching into a ballsy, hands-in-the-air chorus. 'I set fire to the rain/ and I threw us into the flames,' she belts with growly vocals against cinematic strings. Rounding out with a suitably breathtaking blast from her impressive pipes and the result sounds like classic, though it's anything but camp."[20]

Chart performance

"Set Fire to the Rain" has charted at many charts enjoying moderate success especially in Europe, where the song has charted within the top 10 of Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland and topping the charts in Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands.[21] The song debuted at number 79 on the UK Singles Chart[22] and it moved to number 44 the next week selling 6,286 copies.[23][24] It later peaked at number 11 on the chart on the week ending 16 July 2011 and it stayed on the same position for two weeks selling another 24,978 copies.[25][22] A Moto Blanco remix of the song received some airplay in Spain.

FX used "Set Fire to the Rain" to promote the final season of Rescue Me along with the show's series finale.[3] The song was also featured in promotionals to the new TV series Ringer and Revenge which caused an airplay in the United States without being serviced to radio stations.[3] Before being released as a single, the song has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for 6 weeks and re-entered 3 times, peaking at number 72 on 13 September.[26] As of November 2011, it has sold over 683,000 downloads in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[3] When the song was released in the United States, it re-entered the chart on number 89. Then the next week it rose to number 74. So far, it has peaked at number 56.

Live performances

Adele peformed the song live for the first time on 29 April on The Graham Norton Show.[27] She also performed the track on 3 May at Jools Holland along with the tracks "Rolling in the Deep", "Don't You Remember" and "Take It All".[28] Adele also added the song to the set list of her second worldwide tour.[29]

Track listing

  • Digital EP — remixes[30][31]
  1. "Set Fire to the Rain" (Thomas Gold Remix) – 5:50
  2. "Set Fire to the Rain" (Thomas Gold Dub) – 5:21
  3. "Set Fire to the Rain" (Moto Blanco Remix) – 5:21
  4. "Set Fire to the Rain" (Moto Blanco Edit) – 3:35

See also

  • List of Dutch Top 40 number-one singles of 2011
  • List of Ultratop 50 number-one singles of 2011
  • List of Ultratop 40 number-one singles of 2011
  • List of number-one singles of 2011 (Poland)

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