After a hiatus spanning across 5 years, Adele is back with her long- awaited debut single, ‘Hello’. Featuring the brooding vocals we all know and love, alongside sparse piano and synth drenched bass, this track is an atmospheric ballad sure to pull at the heart strings. The arrangement of the piece is particularly impressive, cleverly intertwining the dial tone of a telephone into a bassy drone, perfectly correlating within the theme of the song and the accompanied visuals of grey-scale shots rich in nostalgia. Furthermore, Adele’s use of a flip phone; something that has unexpectedly reeked havoc through pop culture, is a refreshing, vintage esque twist on today’s world of smart phones. This also being a deliberate choice by young director Xavier Dolan. We salute you!
Set to release her highly anticipated album, 25 on Friday 20th, November via XL Recordings/ Remote Control Records, Adele’s new album is one to keep your eyes peeled for.