— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) November 16, 2015
Adele’s comeback has been a cultural phenomenon. Since her single “Hello” and its accompanying video broke just a few weeks ago, so did the record books. Adele has long been one of music’s greatest talents, and her new album 25, out this Friday, November 20th, will likely be no exception.
Ahead of her album’s release, Adele gave an interview to 60 Minutes Australia, in which she gets honest about her history with music, the way she’s “dealing” with herself, and that she is, as she calls it, “an emotional wreck.”
But the most swoon-worthy part of this teaser for the interview comes toward the end, when Adele gives a live performance of another sure-to-be-hit song named “When We Were Young.” Her vocals are characteristically impressive, making the days between us and the album that much more difficult to bear!
The song, co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr., is another heart-wrenching ballad that echoes “Hello”‘s themes of nostalgia and longing for a lost love. Lyrics like “It was just like a movie / it was just like a song / when we were young” sound like classic Adele, albeit with a slightly more mature edge. It looks like Adele has grown into an even better singer and performer than she once was, and I can’t wait to see her further develop as an artist.
And seriously—Friday had better hurry up already.