As we reported yesterday, Adele was to release her new single today. And sure enough, she most certainly did.
“Hello” is absolutely chilling. It’s powerful, heartbreaking and compelling. Watching the video, as soon as she looks up and stares wearily into the camera, breaking the 4th wall, the hairs on your arms will stand up in unison. The entire video sends shivers down your spine while you watch Adele struggle with a past relationship. In just over six minutes you’ll feel a whirlwind of emotions that only the British songwriting champ could provide with such articulate precision.
She said that this was a “makeup” album, making up with herself. The lyrics of “Hello” demonstrate that, showcasing Adele taking responsibility for breaking a man’s heart. This single makes it evident that Adele’s third album, 25, will be a force to be reckoned with. You can pre-order the album here, which will be out on Nov. 20.