We heard rumblings and speculation over the past couple months (years, really), but it’s finally official: Adele is back. Her album 25 is set to come out November 20th, and I CAN’T WAIT! Her last album 21 shattered records, won a ton of awards, and even was certified diamond in the U.S. (selling over ten million copies), which hasn’t happened before the advent of the internet and online downloading. Adele has described 21 as a breakup album and has said that 25 is somewhat of the sequel as a make up album.
Yesterday Adele released her new single, “Hello,” and it was just another reminder of how beautiful her voice is (in case we forgot). The song itself is warm and rings of tones of remorse. Overall I enjoy the song and find it beautiful. I’ve heard Adele say that 25 is going to be a bit rawer and not as depressing and angry as 21, but “Hello” reminds me a bit of “Someone Like You” with the soft piano and her phenomenal vocalizations. When I first heard “Hello,” I felt those depressive notes, but the more I listened to it, the more I heard relief and acceptance. It’s not the same shade as “Someone Like You,” it’s the next chapter.
Needless to say, I’m counting down the days until November 20th (which also happens to be the week of Thanksgiving…just saying). With this announcement as the same week as the Gilmore Girls revival, I literally almost died from excitement.