Adele shares surprise acoustic performance of new song ahead of album release and fans are loving it
In a surprise post across her social media platforms, the Easy On Me singer can be seen giving the stripped-back rendition of the track To Be Loved – featured on the highly anticipated upcoming album 30 – from the comfort of her couch at home.
“To be loved and love at the highest count / Means to lose all the things I can’t live without,” the 33-year-old sings in the six-minute video.
“Let it be known that I will choose to lose / It’s a sacrifice, but I can’t live a lie / Let it be known, let it be known that I tried.”
After the unexpected performance, it’s safe to say fans were left feeling emotional after hearing the track for the first time.
With this song teasing what is to come on Adele’s new album30, it seems fans are not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that they will go on when it’s released.
Meanwhile, others joked about the audio quality of the video due to the fact Adele recorded the acoustic performance on her laptop (it seemed the microphone couldn’t handle her insane vocals):
After belting out her last note of the song, Adele proved she was her own worst critic by immediately saying: “There were a couple notes but...” before signing off with a smile. Fans weren’t having a word of it and praised her performance:
While Adele dropped the surprise performance, the reviews have also been coming in for 30, with many music critics giving positive reviews.
Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield gave the album five stars and described 30 as the “best Adele album yet,” while it received a four-star rating from Annabel Nugent at The Independent who described it as lyrically “candid.”
“Adele has always been forthright – every bad feeling you’ve felt, she has confessed to feeling too – but there is a new immediacy here.”
Adele’s new album 30 will be released tomorrow on November 19.