Adele’s recently released the music video for her song, Oh My God from her latest album 30, and it is a theatrical masterpiece that alludes to the singer’s journey towards healing. Adele has always been one to draw from personal experiences, whether she sings of love, heartbreak, or even her sins, which makes her songs all the more raw and soulful.
This time, the album is about divorce, as plainly stated by the singer herself during an Instagram Live. Particularly, her separation from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. It is in her song, Oh My God, where we feel Adele’s need to break free from her past.
What better way to end and begin a new era than have Sam Brown, the video director of the music video for Rolling in the Deep, direct the black-and-white visual.
As we immerse ourselves in Adele's emotional narrative and admire her wardrobe in every scene, we cannot help but notice allusions hinting at the song’s true message.
Adele has expressed her appreciation for religion in the past, and the influence runs deep in several songs over the years including Oh My God with lines like, “Teetering on the edge of Heaven and Hell / Is a battle that I cannot fight” and “Lord don’t let me, I said Lord don’t let me / I said Lord don’t let me let me down (don’t let me let myself down)”.
In fact, we immediately see a biblical element at the beginning of the music video—the forbidden fruit, an apple placed atop a chair. which the singer refers to in the lines: “I know that it's wrong / But I want to have fun”. Later, a python slithers around the seat.