SONG REVIEW: ‘Hello’ by Adele

Official music video for “Hello,” courtesy of AdeleVEVO on YouTube

Give The Flak Rating: 7.5/10, Positive

Adele halts the hiatus with a new, good song, which has a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” vibe

Adele has been on a musical hiatus for three and a half years now. The massively successful 2011 album “21,” which became the highest-selling album of the 21st century, was very good. Since then, we have been waiting for new music from her.

A few weeks ago, we saw the first of this new music, with the release of the single “Hello,” taken from her new album, “25.”

The song immediately opens with Adele’s echoey voice, with the reminiscent piano chords. As it gets close to the climax, the song becomes more intense, with some heavy drum beats and a slightly faster piano.

Adele belts out the lyrics “Hello from the other side/I must’ve called a thousand times” in the chorus, reminiscent of songs from her previous album. Her voice is beautiful, and when I first heard it again, it put a smile on my face.

Lyrics are reminiscent of most songs on “21,” with the classic break-up love song that is heard a lot on the previous album. This means she has experience with this type of writing, making the lyrics good.

I’ve used the word “reminiscent” a lot in this review, and that’s because it is. It’s a classic case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Which is true, as this song is far from disappointing. However, I would like it if she tried something different. Not drastically different, just a bit.

Still, it’s a good song, and it makes me excited for her new album. Welcome back Adele.

-KT

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