Adele says 'Hello' to fans with first single in 3 years
24 October 2015
On Friday, the world wide known phenomenon and British singer Adele, has released her first new single in three years. It is a powerful, slow-paced torch song that sent fans into raptures on social media.
"Hello," her first release since the Oscar-winning James Bond theme "Skyfall," is vintage Adele, which is a huge, emotional ballad directed at a lost lover.
Soon the London-born singer's name was trending worldwide on Twitter, with fans gushing about the new track, a single, along with a moody, sepia-toned video.
"Wow. That's how you do a comeback track!" tweeted British actor Andrew Hayden-Smith.
British broadcaster Fearne Cotton also tweeted that the singer was looking "insanely beautiful in her video and proving again she has the voice of the century."
Adele appeared on the "BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show" to debut the track, confessing after it had played: "I feel so sick. I'm so nervous. ... I thought I'd burst into tears."
She agreed when asked if it was "Day One of being back as Adele."
"I obviously want people to like it," she said. "When I wrote it, I knew this would be the first thing everyone heard from me. I want to surprise people."
On Wednesday, in a personal statement, posted on her official social media accounts, Adele hinted that her long-awaited third album, titled "25," will explore her journey to adulthood and self-acceptance.
"My last record was a breakup record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record," she said. "I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up with everything I ever did and never did."
The 27-year-old singer has also offered an apology of sorts for the delay in readying the new album. It has been rumored to be coming anytime now since about 2013!
" '25' is about getting to know who I've become without (realizing)," she said. "And I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened."
Adele continues her pattern of titling albums after her age at the time she wrote and recorded them, with "25". On Thursday, in a follow-up post, she said the album will go on sale November 20.
Since then Adele has kept a low profile, giving birth to a son with businessman Simon Konecki in 2012 and resurfacing for occasional projects such as the theme song to the James Bond movie "Skyfall" (2012), which has won her and Paul Epworth an Oscar.