Almost eight months since it topped every chart across the globe, Adele has finally produced a video for the song “Someone Like You,” the painfully raw, gorgeously constructed Dear John letter she wrote for her ex. Usually, the relevance of a song would be lost after such a gap between track and video. However, because of its lyrics, which literally strike a chord with anyone who’s been on the receiving end of rejection, its aura and mystique live on.
Shot in black and white (which makes perfect sense since the lyrics are so, so grey), the video shows Adele trying, in vain, to walk off the rejection, taking in the sights of Paris as a way of dealing with her emotional turmoil. From the looks of things, it doesn’t go too well. The sights are beautiful, though.
Take a look at the clip and let us know what you think. And, if so inclined, share one of your “Someone Like You” breakup stories in the comments section. It’ll make us all feel better. No, for real. Heh.