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Adele talks new 
hit single Hello

In case you were wondering, Adele's hit comeback single Hello is not about an ex.

"The song is about hurting someone's feelings, but it's also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do," the British singer and 27-year-old mother of one told i-D magazine.

"It's about a yearning for the other side of me. When I'm away, I really, really miss my life at home...

"Hello is about wanting to be at home and wanting to reach out to everyone I've ever hurt - including myself - and apologise for it."

Hello's music video, which has attracted more than 107 million views, also became a talking point among netizens because it featured Adele using, rather anachronistically, a flip phone and a phone booth.

"I never like filming modern phones or cars," the MV's director Xavier Dolan, 26, told Los Angeles Times.

"They're so implanted in our lives that when you see them in movies you're reminded you're in reality."

The Canadian film-maker said that the meaning of the phone booth was more significant than the flip phone as "it says she is stranded in nature, which has regained its rights".

"It's much more important than the flip (phone) and trying to identify whether it's Samsung or an AE9 or whatever."

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