Popular Press Reviews – Adele’s Music Video of Someone Like You!
“Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead.” is probably the most striking lyrics of Adele’s Someone Like You. I remember her performance in BRIT Awards where after that, the single climbed up to the top of the chart.
After the long wait, she finally released the Music Video of Someone Like You. The music video for the song was filmed in Paris, France and it was directed by English director Jake Nava.
Quoting what that host said during the BRIT Awards:
There’s something quite like of the feeling when you are listening to a song written by someone you don’t know whom you’ve never met but somehow manage to describe exactly what you felt a particular moment in your life. This artist is able to do that time after time.
If you ever had a broken heart, you are about to remember it now!
The shot in an artsy vintage theme, grainy black-and-white feel, which fits with the song’s somber tone, as the singer wanders deserted streets is just brilliant. I am also wowed with the setting – Oh France! I love the fact that Adele started walking around that place uttering those bittersweet words. And here comes the last scene, it is a BOOM! A typical breakup scene in that cafe, you are left awed, speechless and hurting while the person you love just walks away. To me, this scene is surprisingly too heavy that squeezed my heart and unknowingly causing me to remember someone from my past!
Following the release of Adele’s Music Video of Someone Like You are great reviews from popular press organizations. Here are some of them:
“Director Jake Nava made the smart decision to shoot it in arty, smudgy black-and-white, which only adds to the clip’s desolate, haunted feel. There are no special effects, no camera tricks or elaborate choreography, because those are quick fixes. Adele is the “Queen of Pain.” – James Montgomery of MTV News
“The location evokes style and romance. And shooting early in the morning allows you to focus on Adele in this lonely and emotional space.” – Nava of of the website HitFix
“It’s just what you’d want to see for this break-up heart-wrencher.” – Tanner Stransky of Entertainment Weekly
“More than enough to accompany Adele’s soulful vocals.” – Krista Wick of Entertainment Tonight
“The secretly devastating video” for “Someone Like You” will remind Adele’s ex-lover what he has done by leaving her.” – Amanda Dobbins of New York Magazine
“Uncomplicated, moving film. The video is nothing more than Adele wandering around the deserted city of love alone, under its grey skies, singing her sorrowful notes, but because it’s her, we don’t need any more.” – Sarah Dean of The Huffington Post
“The song of the year now has a simple, perfect video: Adele in Paris, singing and strolling, apparently processing the breakup detailed in the song’s lyrics. The look on her face during the ‘I wish nothing but the best for you’ line is the best, just gutting, a real achievement how she plays it cold but not sarcastic. I think in times of emotional devastation, everyone wants stand on a bridge over the Seine on a cold day, squinting into the wind, sorting it out.” – Andrew Matson of The Seattle Times
“This clip for the ballad ‘Someone Like You’ sticks to the singer’s simple but emotionally direct approach with black and white footage that lingers on her subtly expressive face as she lip-synchs to the tune while walking along sad, grey city streets.” – Rolling Stones
“Its simplicity beautifully portrays the complexity of emotions invoked in the song.” – Andrea Devaro of Long Island Press
“Adele is 60s bombshell glam and the video’s simplicity is its strength. There’s something about streetlamps, cafes and the River Seine that lend an air of melancholic elegance to what would otherwise be just another walk of shame by a girl with two-day-old hair. Not everyone gets to indulge in moments as tragic but beautiful as a weepy solitary walk through Paris landmarks. But then, we do not all have voices as tragic and beautiful as Adele’s either.” – Leah Collins of Dose
“Adele created the perfect music video to go along with her hauntingly beautiful ballad” and further described it as “simple yet stunning.” – Nicole Eggenberger of OK!
***Credits to VEVO for the original upload of Adele’s Music Video of Someone Like You.