Adele’s “Hello”: Watch The Powerful Music Video Starring Tristan Wilds
Adele has been long overdue for rescuing us from the mediocrity that is Pop Music In 2015, and today (October 23) she delivers the one-two punch of dropping new single “Hello” and premiering the music video for the song. She’s off to a great start, then.
One of the first things we see in the “Hello” visual is Adele returning to a long-empty house and whipping dust covers off old furniture, ready to confront an intense past teeming with emotional wreckage. It’s a metaphor for both the former relationship she’s seeking closure for in the “Hello” lyrics and the fact that, finally, Adele The Artist is ready to re-plant both feet firmly into the pop game, picking up where she so gloriously left off with her mega-selling, Grammy-winning blockbuster 21 in 2011 and Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning James Bond theme song “Skyfall” one year later.
The young man who plays Adele’s lost object of affection in the Xavier Dolan-directed video is Tristan Wilds. Both Adele and Wilds cut stunning figures as the flood of memories of their former union, first sweet and then ultimately heart-wrenching, splashes across the screen.
In the end, Wilds is left standing alone in the pouring rain, while Adele must face another sobering element, on her own: the force of regret, ever present like the wind.
Welcome back, Adele. We needed you.