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Adele unveils her heartbreaking new single "Hello"

23 October 2015, 08:38 | Written by Laurence Day

Adele has shared "Hello", her first single since 2012's "Skyfall".

It's the first taste of upcoming third record 25, and arrives less than a week after it was first mysteriously teased during an X Factor ad break.

Adele fully detailed the new record yesterday, revealing the artwork, tracklist, and release date, ending years of specualtion.

The video for "Hello" was shot just outside Montreal, and directed by Cannes Jury Prize winner Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm). Tristan Wilds (The Wire, The Secret Life of Bees) features alongside Adele in the clip.

Speaking about the project, Dolan says: "It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele's beautiful, heartbreaking song. When I first heard it, all the images were already running by so clearly in my head - and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely. Being on set with her was wonderful. And the thought of directing her in the ‘acting’ aspect of the term was exciting. I discovered that she's a very talented actress - no matter what she'll tell you. It was a great experience. Adele allowed me to dive into this full throttle, so I could abandon myself artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.”

25 is out on 20 November via XL/Columbia.

Check out the new single below.

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