Adele set fire to the internet a few days ago when she shared a reflective open letter on Twitter that ended with her unveiling the release date for her new album, 25. Never one to disappoint fans who have been waiting for new music since 2011, the singer also released the music video for “Hello,” which happens to be the first track off the new album.

In her letter she described her previous project, 21, as “a breakup album,” adding that 25 would be “a makeup album.” We can only assume “Hello,” with it’s gorgeous sepia-toned visuals, wistful flashback shots, and lingering sense of nostalgia, is the first step in that makeup process. Those who watched The Wire or more recently the 90210 reboot, will recognize actor Tristan Wilds as Adele’s love interest.

Press play to watch, and pre-order the album through iTunes here.

  • Director: Xavier Dolan
Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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