Military band's 'Rolling in the Deep' cover sure beats those annoying techno remixes

Am I right or am I really right? I am normally something of a remix queen, but some of those radio remixes of “Rolling in the Deep” make me die inside. Like, way to not get the point of Adele.

This works, though: A military band led by a soulful servicewoman, two beefy yet understated guitarists, and some awesome reflective belts took on Adele’s hit — another reflective belt — for the Internet’s pleasure. Watch!

It’s the latest upload from AreYouSurprised, a faceless soldier from the Bible Belt who, in a series of YouTube videos, talks about the process of coming out to friends and fellow service members in anticipation of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal.

Did you miss the hidden gem at 1:03: Mildly Enthusiastic Fiddler? Blasphemy! Here he is:

It’s so blue.

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  • Really Though

    Loves it

    • Bwana

      Staff Sgt Angie Johnson,The nine-piece band known to the government as the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard. The band is the Sidewinders.

      • Danny

        The guys can clearly sing too, so why did they not include the back-up vocals on the chorus? I missed that part. Otherwise, it’s great.

  • amanda

    She’s a million times better than 99% of the “singers” on the radio today.
    I’m bummed that she doesn’t have a cool belt, like the dudes, though.

    • Suncatcher

      Maybe she does – it’s under her shirt?

      • Mary

        Her belt is white.

    • blb

      She does have a’s just white so you can’t see it as well! They are awesome! :)

    • Lisa

      Its a reflector belt. They need to wear them at night especially when they are aroung air craft.

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  • European girl

    Awesome. Girl’s got some pipes!

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  • LisaMama

    Wow, that was awesome! The band was tight and she is super-talented. This is proof that you don’t need a big stage or flashy costumes to prove you have soul.

    • Srimanta

      What are you stating, man? I know eevryones got their own view, but really? Listen, your website is awesome. I like the hard work you put into it, especially with the vids and the pics. But, come on. Theres gotta be a better way to say this, a way that doesnt make it seem like everybody here is stupid!

  • Madison

    Awesome voice!!!!! Love the reflective belts lol I’m guessing each color (blue, orange, and white) are for whatever unit they’re in.

    • Dany

      The colors of the reflective belts don’t mean anything. It kind of becomes a fun little contest when deployed, to see who can have the most fun colored/patterned belt. Orange and yellow are pretty standard, though!

  • Suncatcher

    LOVE IT! These guys are GREAT! Thanks!

  • Laurel

    Wonderful! I bet Adele is proud and honored.

  • Vigs

    Spectacular! I’m glad it’s not all dust and bullets 24/7 for our servicepeople. (There’s a third guitarist, though, hidden behind the one on the right.) Let’s hope they post more!

    • korri

      I think he’s the bass player

      • Yalo

        I loved up to you’ll obtain careird out proper here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be handing over the following. in poor health surely come further in the past once more as exactly the same nearly a lot incessantly inside of case you defend this increase.

    • John

      Yep! That “third guitarist” is me! The bass player! Sorry for the ridiculous looking moustache. I grew it on a dare because my friend Toby, the tambourine player said “no one would see it”.

  • Will

    why are one of the tags “Gay/Lesbian/Kathy Griffin”

    • crispy

      Only women and gay guys like Adele

      • Vighorois

        AKA People With Good Taste?! :-)

      • Lia

        So most of the planet? I think Adele’ll be content with that.

    • Kat

      Did you read the paragraph directly under the video? It was posted by an anonymous gay servicemember.

  • Kate

    Love the guys coming in with the back up vocals at th 1:55 mark. AWESOME!! She’s great!

  • Mells

    David Cook did a great live cover of “Rolling in the Deep” too….

    • Eda

      I am impressed, I have to say. Really reraly do I see a blog that’s both educational and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your blog is outstanding; the issue is something that not many people are speaking intelligently about. I’m really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  • Bella

    Fantastic! Not an autotune anywhere.

  • Mary

    OMG!!! That was amazing!!! Pure talent always wins!!!

  • Amy

    Love this! Well done soldiers!

  • Lingo

    Well done!

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