For the past years, we’ve been wondering what kind of music Adele would make now that she’s a mother and in a long-term relationship. Would she deliver more upbeat, lighthearted songs? Would she abandon the tales of pain and love lost? The short answer: nope.
“Hello” is the first single from Adele’s upcoming album 25, and it’s a return to the powerful, dramatic, and heartbreaking style she’s known for. The new song comes with a video directed by Xavier Dolan, who explains, “It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s beautiful, heartbreaking song. When I first heard it, all the images were already running by so clearly in my head—and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely.” The video stars actor Tristan Wild from The Wire.