7 People Adele Could Be Singing 'Hello' To
PPI customers? An elderly Nana? Very scientific research ahead...
In case you've been living in a world without WiFi or humans lately, you'll know that Adele's officially dropped her comeback single, and OH HAI IT'S AMAZING.
It's also already got a fancy video to go with it...
'Hello' grabs you by the feels with the first inquisitive line and never lets go.
But while her other tracks have been clearly emotionally signposted, the subject of 'Hello' and who she's singing it to is unknown.
When she announced her brand new album and track listing, she made a point of saying that unlike 21, 25 isn't going to be another break-up album ("If I had to label this one I would call it a make up record") so just WHO are the mysterious lyrics about?
We used VERY SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS of that chorus to place a few bets. "Hello from the other side; I must have called a thousand times to tell you; I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done; But when I call you never seem to be home."
PRIME SUSPECT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS
The customers she annoyed in a previous job selling PPI
Adele also noted that as well as the album not being a break-up sob-fest, she was motivated by "making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did".
Throw in the "when I call you never seem to be home" refrain, and the CONSTANT APOLOGISING, and you've every reason to assume she flogged PPI back in the day.
An estranged Grandparent with terrible hearing
We've all been there. NAN! *waves arms* WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER BISCUIT?!
Adele also sings about being in California, and getting your Nanna to operate Skype would be an obvious nightmare. Hence the estrangement.
"Hello, it's me I was wondering if after all these years You'd like to meet, to go over everything"
Someone on the other side of the Berlin Wall
"Hello from the other side"
Like many of us, there's every chance Adele saw Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E movie reboot this year (you could argue that based on her eyeliner alone).
So, you know, Berlin Wall? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Some friends she forgot to deliver pizza to
Adele must be pretty busy at the moment. So it's entirely understandable if she forgot to go around a friend's pizza party because she was busy recording what could just end up being the biggest album of the decade.
She rocks up to her friends' house some hours later, pizza in hand. She's outside, warbling up.
"Hello from the other side; I must have called a thousand times to tell you; I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done; But when I call you never seem to be home,"
All the pop stars who are about to go into hibernation because of this
Not being funny, but whatever progress we were making on that Rihanna album has probably just been totally undone.
THERE'S ALWAYS 2017 RIRI.