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Oct 23 2015

Adele + Dolan = "Hello"

New contributorCocohere, very happy to be joining the Film Experience team.Have you seen the latest Adele video?

Isn't it only logical that Adele's almost four-year hiatus was broken thanks to one of the most prolific auteurs of our times?It's unclear how much of a role Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan played in getting Adele to record her long-awaited third album, but he directs the video for first single "Hello".

It's clear from this video that Adele is a huge fan of Dolan'sMommy, that she saw it, and that it was so trasnformative it inspired her to get up and finally record the follow-up to her megaselling and Grammy-winning album21.That might be giving Dolan too much credit -we'll have to wait for the 25th anniversary oral history to find out the details- but the influence is there.Not only does it feature Dolan's trademark exhuberance, it also sounds a lot like the kind of song that would have been part of theMommysoundtrack, especially with those "I'm sorry" chorus toward te end.

What do you think?Was Adele totally inspired by Dolan?Do you think the song will win all the Grammys?

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...with Christina Hendricks as "Adele"

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

That look she gives to the camera in the beginning is fantastic.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterF

Tristan Wilds is the reason to watch this video.The song is dead and the visuals outside of Tristan leave much to be desired.

Dolan's cinematic responsibility for the near future is securing a third foreign language Best Actress nomination for Cotillard.And for his English language debut adding to the nomination counts of Chastain, Bates, and Sarandon.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

So, so good.All hail the Queen.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBD

Coco -- welcome!I love the fantasy that Xavier was responsible.Like....'Look, Adele.I just finished a movie and during this conversation i'm writing another one which I'll finish next week.If you don't do your album now, you'll have to call it 26.'

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

such a voice....

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

God I love Adele, and this song is as fantastic !
Dolan captured the beauty and the timelessness of her.
It's a throwback to the sixties avant guarde cinema -very astute and very effective.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Damn...that was good.

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Welcome, but this is kind of a mess.Why would it be "logical" that he would direct this?It actually seems incredibly random based on her history."

Not only does the feature Dolan's trademark exhuberance"

Slow down a need to rush things to be "current"

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

I love it, and Adele looks fantastic!

October 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

Joey -- thanks for the welcome.The "logical" line was kind of a joke.And I must apologize, I'm still figuring out the posting system, which didn't record my proof-read corrections properly.I have updated them now.

October 23, 2015 | Registered CommenterCoco

Way harsh, Joey.Welcome, Coco, please stay awhile!

If I were in the Grammy voting body I'd nominate this song for All The Grammys just on the strength of how she looked into my soul at the beginning there.I welcome my new North-London-accented golden-voiced overlord.

October 23, 2015 | Registered CommenterMargaret de Larios

The song and the video are stunning!I feel as if I haven't listened to music for 3 years.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel B.

This song is giving me my life, honey!Good gawd, all of the other pop divas are officially gone now thanks to Slaydele.Good night, lessssers!

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDorian

Sorry I was drunk and being a douche.Please ignore my previous message and forgive me for being a twat.My bad attitude had nothing to do with you.Please accept my apologies.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

Love the song, love the video!我完全与摩根克里斯蒂娜·亨德里克斯 resemblance, I've always thought they favored each other.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

Girl, replace that flip phone and maybe your call with actually go through.

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Welcome Coco!Seems fitting that your first post is about something so stylish (Chanel etc).

Both song and video seem decent but neither made me feel anything.Maybe after a few re-watches..

October 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

The way she flips the phone shut at the start is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g

October 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJB

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