WATCH: Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ Will Make You Feel All the Things
That lump in your throat isn’t a side effect of your cold or the remnants of your breakfast. It’s what happens when you listen to a really good song and let yourself get completely lost (and hopefully, found). Today, that song comes from Adele, who is less than three days away from dropping 25. The world first heard a teaser of “When We Were Young” on a 60 Minutes Australia promo yesterday. Now, Adele has unleashed the whole thing in all its glory.
If the song alone isn’t enough to make you cry rivers for days, here’s some backstory from Adele’s chat with SiriusXM yesterday.
“It was based on us being older, and being at a party in 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’s lives. And you’re all thrown together at this party when you’re like 50, and it doesn’t matter and you have s much fun and you feel like you’re 15 again. So that’s the kind of vibe of it, really.”
Adele also revealed her favorite lyric from the track, which was written with Tobias Jesso Jr.
“You look like a movie / You sound like a song / My god this reminds me of when we were young.”
God, Adele. It’s ours, too.
25 arrives Friday.