revisiting our cover star adele’s best music videos

Her new video for Hello has smashed all kinds of records, racking up 27 million views in its first day, and has just broken past 100 million views quicker than any other video ever. So to celebrate our cover star’s first interview in three years, we...

by Tish Weinstock
29 October 2015, 10:30am

Photography Alasdair McLellan

Hometown Glory
Her first single, released back in 2007. A melancholic Adele is surrounded by changing studio backdrops - a snowy scene here, a cityscape there, around a small country town - in the video for Hometown Glory.

Chasing Pavements
Beautiful but bittersweet, the video for Chasing Pavements chronicles the breakdown of a relationship and the aftermath of a car crash, in which the victims lovingly dance with each other on the pavement.

Rolling in the Deep
From a sea of water-filled glasses lying on an abandoned floor, thumping to the beats of the pulsating drums, to the shadowy male dancer twisting and twirling in the dust, the video for Rolling in the Deep is probably Adele's most mysterious.

Someone Like You
With lyrics like "I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it," Someone Like You is quite possibly one of the greatest heartbreak songs of our generation. Equally moving was the music video that went with it. Shot in black and white, Adele wanders through the streets of Paris, city of love, wiping the cobwebs away from a past romance ☹

Hello? No, it isn't me you're looking for. In her most recent music video, the pop star can be seen chatting on a flip phone, day-dreaming nostalgically about a past lover, saying hello from the outside, and just generally being amazing, all directed by the incredible Xavier Dolan.

READ our full cover story interview here.


Photography Alasdair McLellan
Fashion Director Alastair McKimm

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