Adele hits us with another heartbreaker.
Three days before its release, Adele has debuted the second song from her new album with an incredible live performance.
“When We Were Young” is the singer’s favourite track on the album, as she told Rolling Stone, and its yet another beautiful addition to her emotive catalogue, and a more-than-worthy follow-up to the global smash that is “Hello.”
The 27-year-old draws on the timeless experience of growing older, losing touch with those you were once so close to and simply missing the past in the soaring ballad. Whether it’s an ex, an old friend or distant relative, Adele’s songwriting becomes universally relatable for all of us thinking about the good old days.
The song – produced by Ariel Rechtshaid – is sonically reminiscent to the acoustic sounds of her debut album, “19.” However, somehow, her vocals are more impressive than ever in this performance as she effortlessly belts it out and finishes it off with a key change moment our faves could only dream of.
“It was based on us being older, and being at a party at this house, and seeing everyone that you’ve ever fallen out with, everyone that you’ve ever loved, everyone that you’ve never loved, and stuff like that, where you can’t find the time to be in each other lives,” Adele said to SiriusXM. “And you’re all thrown together at this party when you’re like 50, and it doesn’t matter and you have so much fun and you feel like you’re 15 again. So that’s the kind of vibe of it really.”
Listen to “When We Were Young” below.