Today, Adele released the video for “Hello,” answering an almost 5 year wait for new ways to express our pain and longing. There was just one weird little thing though– there are a lot of old ass phones in the video. Here are 5 theories on why “Hello” was cried into a flip phone:
1) She’s Adele and and how dare we question her.
2) It’s a period piece about a former relationship.
3) Tired of the great cell phone war and staying away from branding, she doesn’t want to support Android or Apple.
4) Adele is dramatic and it’s not as fun to hang up by pushing “end” as it is to close a flip phone.
5) She loves The Wire.