*The Internet has lost its mind over Adele’s new song “Hello,” the first single from her upcoming third album “25,” due Nov. 20.
Never mind that her hypnotic voice and emotional lyrics have fans in tears…
Listen’s to “hello” from @OfficialAdele once? pic.twitter.com/Ni8PGofJOW
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 23, 2015
But the video has generated all kinds of memes since it was released last night.
This is how all of 2016 will look. Thanks for saving the music industry Adele. pic.twitter.com/Lww8PGvP58
— Ella (@sugalaurmani) October 23, 2015
Also, the fact that Adele uses a flip phone in the video has not gone unnoticed.
Why is Adele still using a flip phone? No wonder it’s taken her 4 years to call — jame/s (@edgejames) October 23, 2015
Just watched Adele’s new video and I’m a bit emotional. All that success and she can’t upgrade her flip phone pic.twitter.com/eQ6MyE21FK
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 23, 2015
Adele is back and still hasn’t upgraded her cellphone pic.twitter.com/xElxFRGt8I
— jovan (@EhJovan) October 23, 2015
Adele has a flip-phone in “hello” because it’s filmed in sepia which means it is set in the past. So glad my media studies a-level is useful — Ryan Bassil (@ryanbassil) October 23, 2015
Watch Adele bring the flip phone back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/M1HUX2wEnQ
— Jorge Rivas (@thisisjorge) October 23, 2015
Adele has a flip phone so I’m getting a flip phone — Rawn (@WheresRon) October 23, 2015
But generating just as many headlines as the song itself is the presence of Tristan Wilds as her love interest.
Buzzfeed today posted an entire article devoted to the actor, titled, “Everyone Is Freaking Out Over The Guy In Adele’s New Video.”
Wilds, of “The Wire” and “90210” fame, stars in the sepia-toned video as Adele’s ex…the man for whom she has crafted her epic apology ode.
A sampling of reaction on social media:
how beautiful is Tristan Wilds thoooo — R (@theroginastha) October 23, 2015
All I know is: Tristan Wilds? That boy fine. That’s my main takeaway from the Adele video. — stacia l. brown (@slb79) October 23, 2015
Tristan Wilds fine ass — Gold Dust Woman ☮+☻ (@AKidNamedPoppy) October 23, 2015
I NEED to know how Adele and Tristan Wilds linked up — . (@sryimnotsorry1) October 23, 2015
Tristan Wilds is in Adele’s new video and I can’t deal ? — tyana makensie. † ∞ (@pattersonnn_) October 23, 2015
And someone answered BuzzFeed’s headline directly:
It’s Tristan Wilds bitch https://t.co/tAE429f53k
— Havoc (@KweenHavoc) October 23, 2015