Adele is officially back: The Grammy-winning songstress is providing a sneak peek at her upcoming album.
On Friday, she unveiled the video for "Hello," the first single from "25," and it does not disappoint. The powerful, chilling ballad features the lyrics: "Hello, can you hear me? / I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be / When we were younger and free / I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet."
Cannes Jury Prize-winning director Xavier Dolan ("Mommy," "Tom at the Farm") is behind the new video, which was shot earlier this month in Montreal.
"It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele's beautiful, heartbreaking song" he said. "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."
The video also features a cameo by actor Tristan Wilds ("The Wire," "The Secret Life of Bees").
"Hello" will appear on Adele's third album, due out on Nov. 20. It's her first new studio set since 2011's best-selling album, "21."
"My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record," she wrote. "I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven't got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. What's done is done."