*Adele caused a huge uproar when she released “Hello” two weeks ago, to the tune of over 255 million YouTube views, but R&B legend Joe has released a tribute cover of the song that is just as amazing as the original.

Joe adds his signature flourishes to the song, which have been a staple in the 20-plus years of his career and sets the stage nicely for his upcoming 2016 release.

The not-yet-titled album will be his first since last year’s Bridges, though Joe has stayed busy as an opener for Charlie Wilson’s nationwide tour earlier this year and his own spot dates.

Take a listen and especially pay close attention around the 2:40 mark when Joe simply begins to destroy the song.