Adele’s “Someone Like You” Video Puts Heartbreak In Black And White

Idolator Staff | September 29, 2011 5:56 pm

Adele’s “Someone Like You” turned out to be achingly beautiful for reasons very different than 21‘s first smash, “Rolling In Deep”: it’s a bare piano ballad that puts her rafter-reaching heartbreak front and center. The long-awaited video is just as simple: Adele wanders the streets of Paris in the lonely wee hours, and her sense of loss is displayed in gritty black and white. Our readers felt “Rolling In The Deep” deserved to win MTV’s prize for Video Of The Year. Will “Someone Like You” (directed by Jake Nava) prove to be as compelling? Watch below.

Nava said in unveiling the video preview that “shooting early in the morning allows you to focus on Adele in this lonely and emotional space.” But did it match up with the song? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.