Can you hear me now? After Adele released her new single and music video, “Hello,” on Friday, Oct. 23, Lionel Richie fans no doubt anticipated an epic mash-up. Thanks to Blend TV, “Lionel Calls Adele to Say Hello” has arrived.
In the short YouTube clip, Richie calls Adele, who answers — obviously with a “hello” — on her flip phone, only to then hang up on the original 1983 “Hello” crooner.
Adele’s long-awaited single comes off her highly anticipated third studio album, 25, due out Nov. 20. The Brit took a break from recording music after welcoming her son, Angelo, with fiancé Simon Konecki, in October 2012.
“I was struggling to write my record, so it all slowed down,” she explained during an interview with BBC Radio 2 on Friday. “Obviously, I took a bit of time off because I became a mum. Then when I thought I was ready to start writing I wasn’t. So I took some more time off. And then I was ready. So a couple of times I thought I’d dried up.”
Watch the mashup above!
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