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Adele has performed a different track co-written by singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr..

The pair worked together to create ‘When We Were Young‘ from Adele’s upcoming new album, ’25’. She has performed the song at London venue the Church throughout a live session. It will feature within a TV special for Australia’s 60 Minutes this Sunday (November 22). Watch below.

Speaking concerning the track in the SiriusXM interview yesterday, Adele said, “It scaled like us being older, and staying in a party when it reaches this house, and seeing everyone you’ve ever fallen out with, everyone you have ever loved, everyone that you’ve got never loved, and stuff like that, in which you can’t find time to be in the other lives. And you’re all thrown together as of this party if you are like 50, and it also doesn’t matter along with so much fun and you’re feeling like you’re 15 again. So that is the vibe from it really.”

Writing in The Observer over the weekend, Adele explained the way the collaboration with Jesso first had become, saying: “We met up in LA and I absolutely loved him; his vibe, his humour, just how he plays piano – so felt. The music he makes is romantic, using a ’70s vibe.” Check Adele When We Were Young sheet music page.

When We Were Young



The singer continued: “It proved he would be a really big fan of mine – and that he totally kept his cool together, being added too the deep end, for that first co-writing session… His grandparents were friends with Philip Glass, and Tobias had inherited Philip Glass’s old piano. We wrote our song, ‘When We Were Young‘, on that piano. How cool is the fact that? I’m definitely going to use him again. He’s my new secret weapon.”

Tobias Jesso Jr suggested a rap collaboration with Adele within their recent Observer interview.

Singers’s new album ’25’ is her long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s ’21’. It will be released on November 20.

The singer has revealed its lead single ‘Hello’, which recently took over as first song to become downloaded 1 million times in a very week in the US.