The Emotional Ride that is “Hello”

November 4, 2015 by

Adele’s newest single “Hello” has made its way onto numerous Spotify playlists, iTunes Top 10, and our hearts. We’ve all heard it and if you haven’t at this point, you must be living under a rock or possibly in Kimmy Schmidt’s bunker. There’s just something about this song that can unite two strangers while also making you want to stare out of a window on a rainy day and ponder life.

As this song is playing consistently on repeat, you might not realize the roller coaster of emotions you’re currently under due to the spellbinding, powerhouse that is Adele. If you haven’t listened to the song yet, here’s what you can expect to feel:

Optimism- Your friends, your mom, your hairdresser and everyone in between is raving about it, so you decide to give it a try. From the moment the chords play and Adele breathes the first “hello” of the song, you know that something magical is about to happen.


Nostalgia- “Did she write this song about my love life?” is what you conclude after the first verse. You might begin to think about your past crushes, your middle school boyfriend perhaps? Maybe even that random boy you made eye contact with in the hallway last Wednesday. Don’t worry, that’s only normal.


Shock- Here comes that verse and if your jaw isn’t on the floor yet, something’s wrong.


You start to question everything- “Maybe I should call him?”, “Was I really that selfish?”, “Should I try out Adele’s cat eye?”


Grief- As the song goes on, here’s where you really begin to mourn…everything. Once you get to this phase, the tears start to flow big time. You also realize that you indeed are on “the other side”.


The need to sing along (and cry more)- If you’re belting out the lyrics on full blast while sobbing uncontrollably, it’s ok. You’ve hit the last and final stage and I, along with the millions of other listeners, understand what you’re going through.


All we have to say is bravo, Adele. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from the SMUStyle crew and I’ll be the first to say we’ll be waiting for your new album with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and tissues in hand.



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