Single Review: Adele – When We Were Young

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Adele premieres new track from upcoming album
The world is waiting for this friday, because that is the day when Adele will launch her brand new album 25. After the all destroying success of ‘Hello’ the singer premiered a brand new song of the record called ‘When We Were Young’. Adele did a live performance of it in a church as part of a television show. Not surprisingly, it is another big ballad with larger than life vocals. Just how we like it, right?

“It’s a whole new me”, Adele says after performing the track. She described the song earlier as “a 70s styled shimmery disco ballad” and although we still have to wait to hear what the studio production by Ariel Rechtshaid sounds like, this already seems quite appropriate. Adele wrote the song together with Tobias Jesso Jr. (of ‘How Could You Babe’ fame) and they came up with emotional lyrics about meeting a lover from the past again. Of course Adele managed once again to create a vivid picture with her words and she sings them with passion in a big soaring chorus. The moment towards the last chorus where she hits a high note with her finger in the air is perfect. Is it friday already?

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