Adele Performs a Surprise Preview of New Song "When We Were Young" Off Her Upcoming Album 25 for 60 Minutes

"Hello" singer performs snippet of latest track during interview for news magazine special

By Samantha Schnurr Nov 16, 2015 4:13 PMTags
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It's a whole new Adele

For those fans who did not manage to secure a highly coveted ticket to Adele's one-night-only NBC concert special, you might still be in luck if you want to catch a glimpse of the renowned singer perform her new record live—all from the comfort of your iPhone screen. 

When a sneak preview of 60 Minutes Australia's upcoming interview with the multi-Grammy winner was posted on Twitter, fans were caught off-guard when Adele was shown in nearly a minute of gratuitous footage performing an unheard track, "When We Were Young," off her new album, 25.

In the clip, Adele grasps a mic stand as she belts the emotionally charged tune in front of a band and back-up singers. We can't help but get goosebumps as the gripping lyrics fill the room. 

"Oh, I'm so mad I'm getting old—it makes me reckless," she croons as the song comes to a close. "It was just like a movie. It was just like a song when we were young." 

As she finishes the final note, the new mom spreads her arms out in the air while sporting a wide grin, declaring, "It's a whole new me."

From the sound of the song's climax, the "Hello" singer isn't lying about her upcoming third studio album, which is set for worldwide release on Nov. 20. The melody sounds unexpectedly uplifting when compared to the style of the rest of her discography and hits an entirely different note lyrically as compared to her first single off the latest project. 

Furthermore, Adele's remarkable vocal range is on full display in this song, exhibiting the precise reason why she has 10 Grammy statues and an Oscar. 

Judging from this latest track, we can assume there will be much more record-breaking in Adele's future come Friday. 

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