Adele has released an American version of “Hometown Glory” that currently is only available through VH1.com (WordPress and MTV apparently don’t play well together), but this is actually the third video that I am aware of. Granted, video #1 wasn’t actually official, as it was pulled from the BBC2 show “Sound”, but for many people, this was the first visual they had for Adele (over 4,000,000 views so far).
Video #2 was official, and is a lush performance piece that Adele looks amazing in. I love the parting shot of the mic, but the whole piece has a great impact.
So what is the verdict on the new video? “Lovely” is the first word that comes to mind, and for once, I mean it as a compliment. If there was an award for best cinematography for videos (does MTV even bother with that anymore?), this one should already have it. I don’t really care for the way it ends, but the other 98% of the video is brilliant. Thoughts?
I never thought that Hometown Glory had a viddie. This is one of the most emotional songs that I’ve ever heard and it’s really tear-jerking.
It just surprises me what goes behind these decisions for video treatments. “Make You Feel My Love” already got a video, but “Hometown Glory”, the 2nd best song on the album only gets one now.
I am going to see her tomorrow night. Wish me luck. Will try to get close and personal! 🙂
Ken, there wasn’t one upon its initial release, but when “Hometown” got a renewed release last summer, that’s when they released the concert video. And yes, it’s very powerful.
Will-W., the concert video WAS official for the UK last summer, but I fully understand why they wouldn’t put her on a stage in the US, where she’s not quite as big. (Please, no size jokes anyone)
She looks really great in this new video. I hope this becomes a hit for her.
Very lush video indeed. Me likey mucho! I would love for this to be a hit for her.
ww_adh, no argument there. She looks stunning.
Yuri, I honestly can only see this being a hit as far as Hot AC charts, but you never know. Fingers crossed.