Last night, the UK (followed by the rest of humanity) rejoiced after
reclusive chanteuse Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (aka Adele, aka Ahdewe)
surprised everyone with a teaser for a new song, during a commercial
break for the X-Factor UK.
The brief clip (29 seconds) is
a lyric video for a subtle piano ballad that has Adele basically
saying, "Hey, bitches, I'm still here."
While the sound is
quintessentially Adele, there's a matured, somber quality to it, that
even the saddest tune on Adele's sensational sophomore LP 21 didn't possess.
"Hello...it's me," she bluntly begins (a la Lionel Richie), with enough dagger to chill your very marrow.
"I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet, to go over everything," she continues.
And the world cried out, "YES, YES WE WOULD, ADELE. WE HAVE A LOT OF NOTES."
The preview ends with the singer reflecting, "They say time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing."
We should all start stretching for the trail of tears to come.
all been waiting for her return, and in true Adele fashion, it looks
like she's coming back in an epic but effortless way.
is a quick phone call from the netherworld of grey skies, fog, burning
leaves, and tweed that Adele has been occupying for the past 4 years; a
triumphant blare that despite all the countless pop records of the past
half-decade, she's still the reigning queen.
Listen to Adele's teaser above, and don't worry about getting teary at work; I'm right there with you.