And the hype makes sense — music-induced sadness has actually been shown to have positive effects on our brain. One study found that sad tunes spur imagination and regulate emotion.
Musicians across the world have tried to emulate Hello's goosebump-inducing high notes, but one cover is a cut above the rest.
A teenage girl in Korea posted her rendition on Youtube this week, and it's already gotten more than two million views. Someone give this girl a record deal: She's somehow managed to do Adele's emotionally-jammed lyrics justice, despite still being in high school.
So grab the tissues and welcome the weekend with this incredible cover. And don't worry if your tear-ducts start acting up around 2:25 mark. You're certainly not alone.
Screengrab via Youtube
Emma Loewe is the Sustainability and Health Director at mindbodygreen and the author of Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is also the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care, which she wrote alongside Lindsay Kellner.
Emma received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy with a specialty in environmental communications from Duke University. In addition to penning over 1,000 mbg articles on topics from the water crisis in California to the rise of urban beekeeping, her work has appeared on Grist, Bloomberg News, Bustle, and Forbes. She's spoken about the intersection of self-care and sustainability on podcasts and live events alongside environmental thought leaders like Marci Zaroff, Gay Browne, and Summer Rayne Oakes.