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Adele makes her return with emotional new single "Hello"

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Andrew Frisicano

Adele—who you may remember from 2011's super-multi-platinum, half-a-dozen-Grammy-winning 21—is set to release her third album, 25, on November 20th. Its lead single, "Hello," just dropped, paired with an emotional, sepia-toned video directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan (also responsible for this year's Mommy) and costarring Tristan Wilds (a.k.a. Mack Wilds a.k.a. Michael from The Wire). As for the tune, it's a somber piano-driven ballad with a massive chorus tailored to the singer's megawatt voice. Whether it has the chart-busting earworm potential of "Rolling in the Deep" remains to be seen, but it does make us curious about the singer's so-called make-up record, which has been rumored to feature collaborators such as producers Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid and Danger Mouse and pianoman Tobias Jesso Jr.

What is a make-up record exactly? Well, as Adele explains it, "My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did." Ok!

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