Three new songs, three amazing new music videos. It’s hard to determine who had the best video this week: Justin Bieber, Adele (!) or Drake? But we’re going to try hardest to pick just one!
We only just recovered from the shock that Adele, 27, was releasing a new album, when she hit us with both a brand spankin’ new single, “Hello,” and a video to accompany it. Justin Bieber, 21, and Drake, 28, made things even better by releasing the videos to “Sorry” and “Hotline Bling,” respectively. Which one is the best?
“Hello” — Adele
We were ecstatic after Adele’s new album announcement, but a new video for her first single off the record is just the cherry on top! “Hello” is as gorgeous as her previous work, and the video is a callback to the glum beauty of what we saw with the videos from 21. Shot in sepia, Adele looks luxe and glamorous with her signature cat eye and voluminous hair; walking around the countryside in a fur coat helps with that, too! It’s a depressing, heartbreaking (of course it is) contrast between Adele, and a boy who is facing a brutal struggle.
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
Adele’s comeback may be big news, but have you seen Drake dancing to “Monster Mash” yet? Or the Peanuts theme? “Hotline Bling” is the gift that keeps on giving, an endless outlet for creating amazing mashups based on his goofy dance moves. And god, we love them. Drake’s adorable, but you have to admit that his moves are a leaning a little bit into dorky dad territory.
“Sorry” — Justin Bieber
The video for “Sorry” might only be a teaser for an even bigger project from Justin, but it’s amazing standalone piece. There’s actually no Justin in the video, save for his voice; the entire video is centered on a team of incredible, sexy women absolutely breaking it down as they dance to Justin’s latest hit. Drake’s dance moves may have been the most memorable of the week (and for awhile; memes die hard), but these women had the best.
HollywoodLifers, which video do you like the best? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson