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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 within a live session. It will feature within a TV special for Australia’s 60 Minutes this Sunday (November 22). Watch below.

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

Writing in The Observer over the weekend, Adele explained what sort of collaboration with Jesso first came into existence, 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, which has a ’70s vibe.” Check Adele When We Were Young sheet music page.

When We Were Young


The singer continued: “It been found he would be a really big fan of mine – and that he totally kept his cool together, being added too the deep end, for your 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 always that? I’m definitely going to cooperate with him again. He’s my new secret weapon.”

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

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

The singer has recently revealed its lead single ‘Hello’, which recently had become the first song to become downloaded a million times inside a week in the US.