There is a new theory which is going to leave you shook because it's slightly more believable. February 2018 will officially go down in history as the month the internet convinced itself that Sam Smith and Adele are the same people.
The similarities between Sam Smith and Adele are already quite compelling, and enough to make the suspicious among us wonder if there’s more to those similarities than meets the eye. Like, have you noticed that when one releases an album, the other drops off the radar for a little while?
It all started when someone pointed out that Adele and Sam Smith are the same person because they're never seen in the same place at the same time.
The news of Adele and Sam being the same people broke thanks to an investigation from Jesse "Jesse21Valona" Valona on Twitter. Using an old-fashioned record player, Valona slowed down the tempo on Adele's heart-wrenching "Hello," discovering in the process that when you slow down the tempo, Adele's voice basically becomes Sam Smith's.
It’s not exactly the same as the rumors that, when you play Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ backward, it recounts Satanic messages (“Here’s to my sweet Satan”), but enough to make the feeble-minded among us lose some sleep tonight.
The video has been retweeted by over a 100,000 times, confirming the fact that people are actually drawn into the conspiracy theory of Adele and Sam being the same person after all. After the overwhelming response to the clip, Valona shared a second example of the phenomenon.
It’s unclear whether or not the Too Good at Goodbyes singer will appreciate the viral videos. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Smith admitted that he found the comparisons with Adele frustrating. “It just annoys me that people can’t digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don’t look like normal pop stars,” he said at the time.
The whole phenomenon has predictably already turned into a meme, with people now asking all sorts of questions in order to legitimize the conspiracy theory. A few people even tried to speed up Sam's songs to find out if that sounds like Adele, but it turned out to be a futile mission altogether.
Nonetheless, Twitter had a great time.
Hope you have a good day figuring out this mystery as much as we did!
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