After a four year hiatus Adele is back with a brand new single, titled "Hello." The Internet has been abuzz about the song since it's release Friday, with much of the discussion centering around the mystery man seen giving the British songstress grief in the music video. While some may recognize him from his many notable roles on television and in film, to others, he's a fresh face.
As was reported by E! Online, the man in the video is none other than Tristan Wilds, an actor-turned-musician from Staten Island, New York. Viewers may recognize him from the CW's "90210" reboot, where he played Dixon Wilson, or HBO's "The Wire," where he rose to fame playing Michael Lee. What you may not know, but definitely should, is that Wilds, 26, is also well known in the music industry.
In 2013, after several big screen roles in films like, "Red Tails" and "Half Nelson," Wilds went on to release his first album, "New York: A Love Story," under his music-business moniker Mack Wilds. The following year he received his first Grammy nod with a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album, but Rihanna went on to win the award. The "Bonnie And Clyde" artist is currently working on another album, the name of which has yet to be released.
Wilds is very active on Twitter and Instagram and has amassed quite a following since emerging on the scene. He frequently shares new music, as well as updates on upcoming projects, with his followers. Wilds is also known to share personal photos from his Instagram, whether they be from speaking engagements or just his every day life. He interacts closely with fans, often retweeting their messages of love and support.
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) October 21, 2015
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) October 18, 2015
the Amazin' Mets. #MetsWIN.
— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) October 22, 2015
According to NPR, "Hello" is the first single Adele has released in several years and will be featured on her forthcoming album. On Thursday, the 27-year-old artist rocked the music world by revealing that the project, titled "25," would be released Nov. 20. She made the announcement via Instagram, sharing a selfie with the release date as the caption.
Check out Adele's new music video below: