Adele is back

Adele's much-awaited new single and video 'Hello' is already breaking records. Photo: Facebook
Adele's much-awaited new single and video 'Hello' is already breaking records. Photo: Facebook

It’s been over four years since Adele released her last album, but the Brit singer is officially back.

Her much anticipated third album is not due out until later this month, but Adele’s new single Hello has sent music lovers all over the world in a craze and craving for more.

She first teased her fans with a tiny taster of her new single during the ad break of British X Factor.

The 30-second clip featured only a black screen, simple piano chords and Adele’s recognisable voice singing the following lines:

“Hello, it’s me / I was wondering if after all these years / you’d like to meet to go over everything / they say that time’s supposed to heal ya /, but I ain’t done much healing …”

It’s reported that Hello isn’t the sequel to Someone Like You – which stemmed from her previous relationship, which was highly emotional and rollercoaster-like.

“Oh, God no,” Adele said. “That’s over and done with, thank f*ck. That’s been over and done with for f*cking years. No, it’s not about anyone specifically. It’s about friends, ex-boyfriends, it’s about myself, it’s about my family. It’s also about my fans as well…”

In just over a week since its debut, Adele’s much-awaited new single and video Hello is already breaking records.

Since its release, the Internet has been going insane over Adele’s new music video for Hello.

Billboard reports that the video already has the biggest YouTube debut of 2015 — reaching 50 million views in its first 48 hours and broke Taylor Swift’s Vevo record for the most views in 24 hours. The clip accumulated 27.7m views in its first day online, beating the 20.1m views that Swift’s Bad Blood by over 7 million.

Adele graduated from the London School for Performing Arts & Technology in 2006. She was classmates with Leona Lewis, and Jessie J. Adele was discovered and signed by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo. Since then her success has led to worldwide admiration, and she has also been classed as one of the best singer / songwriters of all time.

Adele has openly said that the Spice Girls and Amy Winehouse were major influences, stating that “they made me what I am today”.

“If it wasn’t for Amy and Frank, one hundred per cent I wouldn’t have picked up a guitar, I wouldn’t have written Daydreamer or Hometown, and I wrote Someone Like You on the guitar too,” Adele said.

The singer has described the long-awaited album 25 as a “make-up record” that is adult-like in theme and tone.

“I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened,” Adele said.

There are reports that Hello is on track to become the most downloaded song ever in the United States and the fastest-selling song of 2015 in the United Kingdom.

Sources close to the London-born star say that the singer will head on a world tour in 2016.

Emily Patrick