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Adele Tells The Story Behind Soulful New Track “When We Were Young”

Adele Live At Church Studios

The music world continues to lovingly watch Adele’s media blitz, as she promotes her highly anticipated new album 25. Today’s highlight is her layered interview with Sirius XM. During her visit, she discussed her musical influences, motherhood, and her now widely buzzed about new single “When We Were Young” that was initially previewed on 60 Minutes in Australia this past Sunday.

“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 of the track, which was co-written by Tobias Jesso Jr. “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.”

In the embedded clip Adele revealed why her favorite form the song are “You look like a movie / You sound like a song / My god this reminds me of when we were young.”

Adele also talked about which current artists she listens to as well as her go-to album when she’s sad.

“I like Chvrches a lot. I like Grimes a lot. Those are the ones who are my favorites that are relatively new,” Adele said. “I try to listen to music that might uplift me but I don’t really connect with it. So mainly, Jeff Buckley. And that’s been my entire life I’ve done that. I remember falling out with my best friend when I was like seven and listening to Jeff Buckley, because my mom was a huge fan. Grace has always been around me.”

Clip From Adele’s Sirius XM Town Hall Interview November, 2015

Adele’s 25 hits stores on on November 20, from XL/Columbia Records. “Hello” is currently number one in 26 countries and has sold over one million copies domestically.

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