Adele’s new music video for “Someone Like You”: epic, amazing and lovely?

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This is really not what I needed this morning. Yes, I love Adele. I think she’s gorgeous and amazing talented and I want her as my girlfriend. But I didn’t need to sit here, first thing in the morning, in a puddle of tears after watching Adele’s new music video for “Someone Like You”. Now… this is the song. Everybody loved her first single and music video from 21, “Rolling in the Deep”. That’s the song that got the ball rolling on this album, which has become an international success story and game-changer for the music industry. But in appearance after appearance on almost every music awards show, Adele has been performing “Someone Like You”. It’s the broken-heart/lost-love song that will stand the test of time, and g-ddamn if it doesn’t make me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME I hear it. Sigh… here’s the new music video:

My God, she’s pretty. That face! She’s beautiful. The video was shot in nearly one long, continuous take in Paris, and I’m so thankful that Adele isn’t one of those pop artists obsessed with jump-cuts and costume changes and all of the pop-star accoutrements that come with someone trying to pretend they don’t really need a good voice. That being said, I LOVE the coat Adele is wearing. Very flattering.

Here’s a different video of the same song – it’s Adele recording the song live in her home. GAH. I love her so much.

Oh, and this is the performance of “Someone Like You” at this year’s Brit Awards. This was the game-changing performance.

Okay, I’m just going to sit here in a puddle of tears. *sob*

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  1. Sarah says:

    Loved the video. LOVE the song. Love Adele. “Do you remember” gets to me more than this song though.

  2. Delta Juliet says:

    Her voice is amazing, and this song breaks my heart. :(
    Now I’m all goosebumpy in a puddle of tears too.

  3. aenflex says:

    I can’t listen to this song without crying. She is above all of us.

  4. Bubbling says:

    Coat porn!!! I grew out of the crying for this song, which I am grateful for cause now I can fully appreciate it and not mopping floor, whipping nose and awfully singing along with sad faces.

  5. Nanz says:

    Love, love, love her. And now I’m a mess. So worth it.

  6. boo says:

    “Don’t You Remember” is much, much sadder… :(

  7. grabbyhands says:

    Stunning. The song, her voice, her everything. And it doesn’t hurt that it was filmed in one of my favorite cities.

  8. capepopsie says:

    I can only agree with all of you!

  9. gee says:

    I just want to hug her.

  10. poof says:

    All the comments above express my sentiments.

  11. KatScorp says:

    Oh Kaiser, I’ve got some info that’ll make you cry some more. LeAnn Rimes has been singing “Someone Like You” at all of her concerts for months now and even put one of the performances on her youtube channel Mentioned something about it possibly being on the next album too. Still having a good morning? :D

  12. bella says:

    she’s lovely and an AMAZING talent. hasn’t anyone else noticed how much more healthy she looks in the new video where she’s wearing that gorgeous coat? she’s trimmed down, hasn’t she? it doesn’t matter her size whatsoever, but she’s so lovely and looks healthier trimmed down a bit…love her…she’ll be around for a long time to come…

  13. Jayna says:

    Someone is the best song of the year and everyone should own this album. This song shows what Gaga is missing, an emotional pop ballad that connects to your soul. Even Madonna for all her dance music put out stunning pop ballads that told a story. Adele’s album will get Grammys and should get best album of the year.
    She’s an excellent songwriter and what a voice and her style of vocal delivery is magic. Someone is a definite classic.

  14. madpoe says:

    my goddess Adele moves me!
    I’ve only just heard this song at the VMA but the lyrics later got me choked up. And seeing her singing live just you know how much sad reality are behind these words. *heavy sigh* You Glow girl!

  15. MollyB says:

    I made my 18 month old daughter watch this with me because I figured it’s never too early to teach her to appreciate good female singers. Halfway through, she insisted we switch over to the video for the song “Elmo Had Four Ducks”. Damn patriarchy has already gotten to her.

  16. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Damn KatScorp that was harsh. Way to ruin her morning.

    Anyway Adele is stunning, the video was stunning and its one of those songs where you think back on a lost love and you kinda tear up.

  17. girlwithapearl says:

    I LOVE YOU ADELE.

  18. Mari says:

    I actually enjoy her live performances of this song rather than the radio version. Something about the high pitched part in the chorus throws me off. Dig the vid though.
    And I am completely in love with “Set Fire to the Rain”.

  19. Christine says:

    If I ever have a daughter, I’m naming her Adele. Beautiful song, beautiful video – really minimal but totally tells the story – or lets you infer the story – from it. And I’ve been in that part of Paris so I like the video there too. le sigh.

  20. Delta Juliet says:

    LOL @ Mike

    You don’t visit here much do you

  21. Danziger says:

    Meh. So mediocre. Then again, I never got her appeal. Sure, there’s an ok voice and the lyrics are actually nice, but either it’s me having been exposed to such music and talented vocalists for too long or she simply isn’t all that. Her appeal is her accessible looks and persona and the fact that she sings about something most of us can relate to. If you’re into that kind of weepy stuff of course. So I keep wondering whether I’m a heartless harpy or are you guys just easily impressed.

    But I totally want that coat. I’m a coat loonie and that coat looks GREAT.

  22. SRM says:

    She is a gorgeous woman.

    That song makes me so glad I am in a happy marriage and will never have to go through a painful break-up again. Wahh!

    Also, the video makes me cry because I miss Paris and want to go back so bad! Wahh!

  23. hateonit. says:

    she’s being called beautiful because she IS beautiful. her demeanor, her voice and face are gorgeous and I’m so happy we finally found an artist that can sing and touch our souls. finally. I don’t wanna hear lady gaga or Nicky minaj. they have to be my least favorite “artists” ever. Adele will now be considered one of the greats. she belongs in the catergory so many have tried to achieve but failed.

  24. Jessica says:

    I love this song but cannot listen to in in its entirety… makes me bawl like a little kid… beautiful song and Adele is gorgeous!!

  25. Jenn says:

    A real voice and a real musician. She is beautiful, inside and out.

  26. luls says:

    Beautiful song, BORING video.

    Most of her videos are boring to me, unfortunately :(

  27. Mikki says:

    This is what a music video should do – touch your emotions. Adele can express so much with her voice, and her songs speak of the things that we all have to deal with, so that we identify with her in one way or another. (And no…nothing to do with weight for god’s sake…)

    I would much rather watch this a hundred times over than the trashy, half-naked crap that all the pop tarts “perform”.

  28. Stubbylove says:

    Agree with all of you about Adele (except Mike – and umm..nope, we’re not fat bitches – you’re a dumbass) – she makes me cry – and that’s not easily done. She’s a real woman, has authentic talent and is a true artist. Damn refreshing.

  29. Eileen says:

    ugh here I am Day 3 in bed with the worst cold in history: cough, nasty nose and fever and let’s now add slobbering and crying to it!
    Her music makes my heart ache and brings feelings I didn’t even know existed anymore. Oy.

  30. Beth says:

    She’s simply magnificent. The first time I heard this album my stomach did flips, literally. My eleven-year-old daughter loves her, too. I can’t wait for the next album. I’m gushing, I know, but my Adele love knows no bounds.

  31. phlyfiremama says:

    So amazing~so beautiful~so talented~ I could literally gush for hours but I know I’m preching to the choir. She IS beautiful~that face alone, but with that voice….

  32. G says:

    I don’t find it boring. I find it soul searing. This is what real singing and sonwriting is about.

    I too am grateful that I look back on this kind experience. But, she nails it. Nails it.

  33. Green_Eyes says:

    Beautiful song and artist..please pass the tissues as I am soaking my maltipoo w/ my tears..

  34. Daiy says:

    @mike… Adele is called beautiful because she is beautiful. I swear, some men can be so shallow and superficial it’s ridiculous. Always hollering about not wanting some ‘fat chick.’ As if being skinny automatically makes you a good mate. But, I guess that doesn’t matter, right? As long as she is good to look? STFU.

    I love this song and video. But, DYR is my jam. It is the song that made me a fan.

  35. Dizzybenny says:

    great clip reminds me of old french films from the 50′s.
    I must say that the 3rd pick,the outfit is really bad it looks like a felt bag with a belt.
    And yes i agree with alot of you the performance at the Brit awards IS the best out of all of them! :)

  36. Naya says:

    I have such a woman crush on her. Her voice gets me everytime. She is beautiful. And if you’ve ever seen any interviews with her she is hilarious, profane and lovely.

  37. Lesley Ann says:

    Certain ways the light hits her face, and her facial expressions, remind me a little of Drew Barrymore.

  38. Happy21 says:

    I guess I probably shouldn’t watch the video when I’m at work…

    Love this CD. Its probably my favourite this year. Her previous one “19″ is also fantastic.

    We haven’t had an extremely talented female artist come along and appeal to such a wide range of musical tastes in a very, very long time. They play her on every single radio station I listen to except the country one (I love all music!).

    Can’t wait to watch this…

  39. Pyewacket says:

    Don’t get the hype for this singer. Her stuff, IMO, is okay, but nothing that wonderful that would bring teas to my eyes.

  40. miss_bhaven says:

    She gives me goosebumps.

  41. Bella Bella says:

    I want her and hottie ginger Prince Harry to marry and have beautiful ginger babies. Sigh.

  42. Annie says:

    Exactly mike, the first time I saw I thought she was a woman in her fifties when I found out she was only in her twenties I was quite surprised.Besides her voice is pretty ordinary even alicia keys has a way better voice.

  43. Absolutely Fantastic!! But..don’t take my word for it,I haven’t had time to watch it yet.(I’ll watch it later,and then I don’t have to comment,again)Pre-commenting saves sooo much time.

  44. Katija says:

    Radio played “Rolling in the Deep” so much that I eventually began to loathe it. I hope they don’t do this with this song. Yes, it’s nice when a good record gets a lot of airtime, but sometimes it can just ruin the song for you.

  45. Lauren says:

    Pure talent-classy & mesmerizing. Love her voice and style.

  46. mzjask says:

    i literally get goosebumps every time i hear this song.
    she is Amazing, and like alot of you i am so glad that type of heartache now is behind me!!

    this is easily an instant classic!

  47. NaomiCampbellsPhone says:

    I was a weeping mess the first time I heard this song sung live, Adele is amazing!

  48. F5 says:

    Can’t stand her.
    *runs away and hides* :D

  49. scotchy says:

    @Danziger,
    i am with you on this one..
    i love the coat, the rest, i am not all that interested..
    and let me just say, this record is in no way a game changer for the music industry, its pop riffs, written by super producer/songwriters and executively produced by one of the biggest hit making machines in the business.. this music is nothing new, or mind boggling…

    However i do LOVE that coat.

  50. Nani says:

    Have you guys ever heard One and Only?, that song is gonna make you cry your heart out!!

  51. Camila Nin says:

    OMG, this is why I luv this website, u guys can work out the shallow without neglecting the deep.
    s2

  52. LucyOriginal says:

    She is amazing and the video is incredible!

  53. ERM says:

    Lovely all around (person, voice, video).

  54. Sue says:

    Love the song did like the video I like all her other one’s but not this one.

  55. Cleo says:

    I don’t think that the lyrics are good at all – they remind me of Adam Lincoln’s character in Love Actually who represents his unrequited interest in Kiera Knightley as ennobling.

  56. sandy#1 says:

    didn’t read all of the comments yet, but i heard on a radio station that, the guy she wrote and sang?sung? this song for? they got back together, hmmm, i love her and her voice,this song, and oh yeah, she is pretty.

  57. Shannon says:

    @sandy#1 It’s possible, they have an on/off thing. And apparently he tried to sure her at one point now that she’s rich, so I wouldn’t put it past him to be a gold digger. Or hell, who knows? Maybe they really do love each other.

  58. RovingLass says:

    Wow, thanks Kaiser. Great way to start the weekend. She is probably the best female artist to emerge in a long, long time. There is just such a depth to her voice. She stirs the soul.

  59. lucy2 says:

    Love this. When you have a beautiful voice and a moving song, you don’t need all the bells and whistles, which are only to distract people from the fact that most current pop stars aren’t that talented.
    Plus great coat + Paris? Awesome.
    She looks so beautiful in that video too!

  60. cecizahn says:

    OMG I LOVE ADELE!!!! Everyone should be an Adele fan.
    I hate when people focus on the weight instead of the talent.
    Hope she doesn’t fall into the weight pressure like other singers cos she is so talented and beautiful.

  61. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Danziger – Doesn’t have to be an either or. Music is very personal, it may just not resonate with you but doesn’t make you a harpy or us easily impressed. I consider my taste pretty diverse so I don’t feel I’m easily impressed but I do love her voice. Is she the best singer of all time, no, but I think most of are sick of the shit we here on the radio so she’s a breath of fresh air.

  62. Amy says:

    her cover of The Cure’s, love song…is incredible…

  63. Callli Pygian says:

    A couple of things:

    I like her voice very much in the lower registers; when she hits the higher registers, she sounds screechy, like she’s straining..

    She is very talented, but is no Amy or crooner like Washington, Fitzgerald, Holliday, or current- day Crall.

    IMO, her face looks much thinner in the vid than the recent stills.

  64. lisa says:

    I have this CD in my car.. I think I have played that song so much I will need to buy a new one. I saw her performance on the Brit Awards, and the guy was right. With that voice all you need is a piano.

    She is a singer. There is a difference between singers and performers. She is a singer. I put her with Barbara, Whitney, Celine examples of singers. Whose voices were all we needed. I don’t compare her to Gaga and such. Gaga is a performer that can sing (I’ve heard) but she spends too much time on the performance.

    Adele is a treasure. We need more of her and less the performers. I miss singers. Male and Female. I miss songs that make you weep and think and long. Songs that move you.

    Please lets support the singers. They are so rare now.

  65. Camille says:

    I absolutely LOVE that video. Gorgeous woman, gorgeous song. I adore Adele.

  66. ahoyhoy says:

    Awesome song…Adele is so feminine, so perfectly beautiful in every way.

  67. Shaz says:

    Adele is a true original, and other singers will try to copy her to no avail. Her soaring vocals are infused with so much longing and vulnerability, but she is a strong woman, you can feel that too. The haters are outnumbered by about a million to one, so go whine somewhere else – you’re not wanted here.

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  69. Erin says:

    Good grief! Her face (and voice, of course) is absolute perfection. Someone left HER? She is more beautiful than any model I have ever seen.

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