Directed by Sam Brown—who previously helmed her “Rolling in the Deep” video—the clip sees Adele joined by a variety of dancers with plenty of dramatic lighting. Filmed to look as though it was achieved in a single take, the camera glides along as multiple versions of Adele sing along to the track and dancers flip off chairs. It all builds to an explosive climax as a chair bursts into flames, and all the dancers come together.
“I got to work with Sam Brown again for ‘Oh My God’ who directed the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ video! So to collaborate together again a decade later was nostalgic to say the least,” Adele wrote in a post on Instagram. “We filmed this one on the day ‘Easy on Me’ dropped, there were a million things going on all at once. But the attention to detail from the crew was borderline hilarious – thank you so much for your patience and pulling it all together it was a lot of fun.”
She added that right at the end of the shoot, there was a “huge python” on set so she “skidaddled my arse straight out of there.”
Over a month after its debut, Adele’s 30 spent six consecutive weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. Unsurprisingly, the album was also the No. 1 top selling album of the year in the United States, and No. 4 overall when taking into account total equivalent album units.
Watch the video for “Oh My God” above.