Submitted by Sandy Graham
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles “Chasing Pavements” and “Make You Feel My Love” and the rest is history.
The singer dropped a lush new music video for her song “I Drink Wine” on Thursday in what was her first new video since January. The well-produced clip finds the 15-time Grammy winner, 34, drifting through a river while drinking a glass of wine.
Watch “I Drink Wine” on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/jDvYDzFOK9A
How can one become so bounded by choices that somebody else makes?
How come we’ve both become a version of a person we don’t even like?
We’re in love with the world but the world just wants to bring us down
By putting ideas in our heads that corrupt our hearts somehow
When I was a child every single thing could blow my mind
Soaking it all up for fun but now I only soak up wine
They say to play hard you work hard find balance in the sacrifice
Yet I don’t know anybody who’s truly satisfied
You better believe I’m trying to keep climbing
ut the higher we climb feels like we’re both none the wiser
So I hope I learn to get over myself
Stop trying to be somebody else
So we can love each other for free
Everybody wants something, you just want me
Why am I obsessing about the things I can’t control?
Why am I seeking approval from people I don’t even know?
In these crazy times I hope to find something I can cling on to
Cause I need some substance in my life
Something real, something that feels true
You better believe for you I’ve cried high tides
Cause I want you so bad but you can’t fight fire with fire
Listen I know how low I can go I give as good as I get
You get the brunt of it all cause you’re all I’ve got left
Oh I hope in time we both will find peace of mind
Sometimes the road less travelled is a road best left behind
In the Joe Talbot-directed video, which opens with an old Hollywood-style title card, Adele floats by a happy couple, and rolls her eyes as she fills her wine glass and tosses the bottle overboard. As she continues to float, she passes a group of hunky fisherman, and makes eye contact with one played by Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson. Others include actor Jimmie Fails, who worked with Talbot on the 2019 movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
Sampson swims over and spins Adele around amid a group of synchronized swimmers who eventually pull him away from the singer. As day turns to night, Adele continues to drift through a fairytale forest before the camera eventually zooms out to show the set and background screens on which the video was filmed.
The clip ends with Adele floating sans tube, staring upwards surrounded by flower petals.
The music video is the star’s first since she released one for “Oh My God” back in January. It’s also just the third to come from her most recent album 30, which came out in November.
The “Easy on Me” singer had teased the “I Drink Wine” in an Instagram post that revealed it was the first video she shot for the album.
“It’s finally coming out tomorrow!! I’m excited for you to see it and I can’t wait to see some of you tonight!” she wrote.
It’s been an exciting fall for Adele, who in September won an outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) Emmy Award for her TV special Adele: One Night Only. The win put her just a Tony away from achieving EGOT status, as she has multiple Grammys under her belt and an Oscar win for “Skyfall.”