Mike Posner Thinks He’s Deeper Than You Covering Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”

Idolator Staff | February 26, 2011 12:14 pm

Does Mike Posner think he’s cooler than Adele? Well, probably not (who could?) — but that didn’t stop him from covering/remixing her gorgeous single “Rolling In The Deep.” The Afro-wigged ladies’ man keeps a few of the 21 track’s original vocals in a nice homage to the Never Been Kissed fan, and otherwise updates it to a very cool electronic piece in the same vein as “Cooler Than Me” that still somehow manages to retain the heartbroken feel of Adele’s original tune. Don’t believe this match could possibly work? Hear the full track for yourself down below.

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It should come as a shock to exactly no one that Mike Posner doesn’t exactly have Adele’s soulful, commanding Voice (yes, that’s Voice with a capital V). But that’s clearly not what he’s going for. The raw emotion behind Adele’s original lyrics and melody still come through, while the bluesy song perks up remarkably well as a very modern, synth-driven track (that is probably still too sad to be properly labeled a dance tune).

What do you think? Is this at least as cool as Adele’s original?