Adele debuts ‘When We Were Young’ with charming childhood photo [VIDEO]

Latest single also released to streaming services
By @iamkarlatecson on
Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Following the smashing success of Adele’s “Hello,” off her third album “25,” the British songstress releases her second single “When We Were Young.” 

The song is poised to dominate the hit charts once again coming on the heels of Adele’s first “25” single, especially after it reached streaming services for the first time, according to Billboard. Adele was earlier reported to snub Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and other streaming services, deciding against the release of her album in this medium.

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While Adele’s latest single was not accompanied with a music video, the singer treated her fans with a photo of herself when she was very young. The single artwork, which can also be seen on her Instagram account, features the singer when she was an adorable, toothless kid with messy hair.

Prior to the song’s release, Adele sung “When We Were Young” live on various occasions. Back in November 2015, she posted a rendition of the track on her YouTube channel, as she recorded at The Church Studios in London (watch below). The video already reached more than 75 million views since it was uploaded. She also performed the latest hit on “Saturday Night Live” also in November and on NBC's “Adele Live in New York City” the month after. The singer also belted a few chords of the track with late night television host James Corden in his show's segment, called Carpool Karaoke.

“When We Were Young,” a soul ballad that showcases yet again Adele’s powerful vocals, talks about reminiscing memories with a loved one. “"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 in an interview with SiriusXM

“When We Were Young,” which was co-written by Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, catapulted “25” back to the top of Billboard Top 200 for the week of February 13, coming from number 2 last week. The album is already on its 10th week in the charts. 

Source: YouTube/AdeleVEVO

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