Adele paid tribute the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels today, March 22nd, with a stirring rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” during her concert at London’s O2 arena.
A fan-shot video captured the performance from the nosebleeds, leaving Adele a far away speck — though her magnificent vocals, as always, resonated throughout the arena. The sprawling shots of the crowd lit up with phones and lighters also fit the moment as Adele moved elegantly and powerfully through the country-tinged tune, which she recorded for her 2008 debut, 19.
“I don’t think I’ve ever actually been so moved before in my life at one of my shows, that was just so beautiful,” Adele said afterwards. “Thank you very much for doing that… I think they heard us.”
Per The New York Times, at least 30 were killed and hundreds were left injured after a series of explosions tore through the Brussels airport and a subway station. The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
The latest terrorist attack on a major European city has drawn outpourings of grief from around the world and many in the music community. Miley Cyrus, in particular, announced a plan to partner her Happy Hippie Foundation with the peacebuilding youth organization, Seeds of Peace, in honor of those killed in attacks this month not just in Belgium, but Turkey and the Ivory Coast as well.
The attacks also forced Savannah, Georgia metal outfit Baroness to cancel a show in the Belgian capital. On Instagram they wrote: “We will ‘make it’ to Brussels in the future, and we’ll do our best to make up for the lost time. We don’t know exactly when it will be, but we’ve never permanently canceled a show. Until then, we’d like to extend our thoughts and sympathy to any and all involved in the attacks today.”