‘Hello’ Music Director Explains Why Adele Uses That Flip Phone

25 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adele cries as ‘Hello’ debuts on radio.

Since Adele dropped her new single “Hello” on Friday, everyone – including Kate Hudson, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson – has had it on repeat (and has likely been crying along, too).The 27-year-old star appeared on the BBC Radio 1 “Breakfast Show” to promote the new release and revealed was felt “sick” and anxious about the first airing of the track, reported Female First.His six-minute long video for Hello is a dreamy tale of memory and regret and begins with Adele on a flip-phone, but now the French-Canadian director, who has been better known for his feature films, has revealed his amusement at the online comments made regarding the antiquated techology. ‘It drives me crazy,’ he told the LA Times. ‘I could see the GIFs on Twitter.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-incredibly-successful-life-of-adele-2015-10%3Futm_source%3Dhearst%26utm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_content%3Dallverticals The British singer, best known for smash hits like “Rolling in The Deep” and “Set Fire to The Rain,” had previously been out of the music scene because, as she detailed on Twitter, “life happened.” Her short professional career, which started in 2008, has earned her 86 awards, including 10 Grammys and one Oscar.The first single from Adele’s new album “25”, a title she announced in a tweet earlier this week, will be released on Friday along with a video, the best-selling British singer’s record label said. The single is entitled “Hello” and the accompanying video, filmed in the countryside around Montreal, was directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, whose films include “Mommy” and “Tom at the Farm”, XL Recordings said in a statement on Thursday. “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record.

The Canadian director dished on working with the soulful Brit, how he kept it a secret – and, most importantly, why she’s using that janky flip phone at the 0:37 mark. Wilds is no stranger to music, having recorded his own album in 2013 and he was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, but lost out to Rihanna. Anyone who has seen a Dolan film will recognise this as truth but it also plays into the themes of the video which are seen with the phone booth which shows up at the end. In other pressing Adele news, director Xavier Dolan explained the use of a flip phone in the six minute music video and it was for simply practical reasons. “I can’t get my head around filming iPhones—they’re too real, too identifiable with our everyday lives. Making up for everything I ever did and never did,” Adele wrote on her official website. “Adele’s last album, “21”, released in 2011, became a runaway hit worldwide.

I was sort of scared that the song would be great – I had no doubts the song would be great – but would I be able to imagine something, some story to tell? If I put an iPhone or a modern car in a movie it feels like I’m making a commercial.’ A two-time Cannes Film Festival winner, Xavier directed his first five feature films before he turned 25 and he recently finished work on a It’s Only the End of the World with Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux. It sold more than 11 million copies in the United States and was the best-selling album of the decade to date in Britain, according to industry statistics,” she added.

Instead of public schooling, when she was old enough, her mother enrolled her in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology — a key building block that helped shape her career. We had a great time. [When we met], we spent the afternoon talking about our families and our friends and our lives, and it wasn’t much of a professional meeting more than an encounter on the human side, which was great … Which is normal, I guess, when you think of who she is and the artist she is. I told my mom and my dad and my friends, and then I told them, “Don’t tell your parents or your friends!” I understand the value of keeping this a secret: There’s no reason in announcing things like these. They’re elements that you identify to our reality so much that – whether it’s a short film, a film, a music video – they just hurt the piece’s sensibility and reality, and it’s not as romantic. I’ve been living with it for like three weeks, and I couldn’t tell anymore if it was touching … I see on Twitter: “Oh, I cried and I cried and I cried.” I’m like, “Great!” I guess I’m a horrible person wishing for other people to cry.

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