Adele Makes an Emotional Return in ‘Hello’ Video
Get your tear ducts ready. Adele makes an emotional return in her new video for "Hello," a fitting title for her first single in three years.
The last time we heard from Adele, she gave us "Skyfall," the themes song for the James Bond film of the same name in 2012. Now the British singer announces that her new album, 25, is set to be released on Nov. 20 -- the follow-up to 2011's 21. Before the effort arrives, the 27-year-old new mom delivers a beautifully raw song that is sure to have you in your feelings on this TGIF.
With a striking piano chord supporting her powerful vocals, Adele looks directly at the camera and breaks through with her first line: "Hello, it's me..."
The singer is in an old dusty home -- and it seems it holds some memories. Singer and actor Mack Wilds makes an appearance as her love interest in flashbacks she has while walking around the house. In moments shared from the past, the two laugh and at one point, she holds his face as he tells her a story. But then things turn south. The arguments start and the storm begins. Ultimately, he walks out into the rain and is gone.
This time, it's Adele who's breaking someone's heart. "Hello from the other side / I must've called a thousand times / To tell you I'm sorry, for everything that I've done / But when I call you never seem to be home," she belts on the chorus.
The Xavier Dolan-directed video is shot in sepia -- emphasizing the idea of reflecting on the past.
The 19 and 21 creator has revealed 25 will be her last album dedicated to numbers. Adele could name her project anything she wants as long as she continues to create gut-wrenching odes like this.
Check out the track list for 25 below and watch Adele reflect on her past above.
Adele's 25 Track List
2. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
3. “I Miss You”
4. “When We Were Young”
6. “Water Under the Bridge”
7. “River Lea"
8. “Love in the Dark"
9. “Million Years Ago”
10. “All I Ask”
11. “Sweetest Devotion”
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