The world has been taken by a storm – Adele‘s latest single, “Hello“. It has been branded the ultimate breakup song. But for me the song’s vintage feel, the Victorian house, the archaic cell phone is what makes it special. I remember suddenly every lost friendship, all dead pets (few as they were), and every single person or event that has ever made me sad.

I am in awe of the magical powers of Adele’s voice and how she rips our hearts open word by word. It is an orchestra of relationships, family, love, hatred, longing, loss, betrayal, mistakes, introspection, all packed into five intense minutes of a sepia-toned vintage extravaganza. Every time, I am catapulted into a dream where I promise to myself that my life is better, happier and everything is rosy!

Much as I can say about the beauty of the song, I long for the whole album to come out in November. I can’t help but marvel at its infinite effect over me, so much so that I’ve played it over thirty times in the last twenty-four hours. Obsessively going over the lyrics once again –

“Hello”

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

Hello, can you hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles

Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart
Anymore

Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret that the both of us
Are running out of time

So hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart
Anymore, ooooohh
Anymore, ooooohh
Anymore, ooooohh
Anymore, anymore

Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart
Anymore

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