Adele is no stranger to taking the internet by storm, and the hitmaker proved that this isn’t about to change with the release of the opulent visuals for “I Drink Wine”. Hacked from her warmly-received album,30, which took the whole world by storm last November, the track’s visuals looked to do the same. Lensed by independent director Joe Talbot, who also directed the critically acclaimed “The Last Man in San Francisco,” the visual complexity that played out on screen lived up to the legacy the singer and creative have both respectively forged.
With a wine bottle and glass in each hand, Adele floats down a stream in a technicolour meadow – evoking John Everett Millais’s famous painting,”Ophelia.” This visceral symbolism helps to carry themes of loss and sorrow, which Adele explores in the lyrics. Yet, the music video doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s interspersed with lighthearted moments – like Adele passing by a laughing couple, consequently draining the bottle into her glass and bitterly throwing it into the river. We can definitely relate.
We’re hoping that this is the first, not last, in a string of visual releases to come from the explosively impactful 30. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy this one with a glass of wine.
Head below to watch for yourself, right now…