A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while "Someone Like You" is a sad song that laments lost love, it doesn't include iffy content like profanity, sex, substance use, or violence. Moreover, the track takes a generally positive approach to moving on after a break-up while remembering the good times. Overall, it's an age-appropriate choice for older tweens and teens.
What's the story?
Powerhouse vocalist Adele sings about lost love in "SOMEONE LIKE YOU," her ode to moving on from a former flame. Though it's a bit melancholy in parts, the song also has a positive perspective on picking up the pieces after a break-up and not holding a grudge against someone who has hurt you.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to cope with feelings of loss in constructive, positive ways. What's your favorite fun thing to do when you're feeling down?
Adele's music is incredibly popular with both critics and fans. What's her appeal? What do you think is the main reason for her success?
Why are break-ups such a popular song topic? How is this one different from others?
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