Adele Debuts New Single ‘To Be Loved’ From Her Couch
Adele has debuted another single, To Be Loved, off her forthcoming album 30 in a breathtaking video the singer shared on her Instagram account.
While the song’s studio version is set to be released on Friday, Adele would rather not keep us waiting as she posted a home version of her singing To Be Loved to her social media account on Wednesday afternoon.
“To be loved and love at the highest count/Means to lose all the things I can’t live without,” she croons. “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,” the Grammy-award winner sings.
While the Instagram and YouTube video may not have broken the internet, it, however, sounds like it almost broke her phone. Adele’s voice gets louder, hitting notes causing the sound to get distorted as smart devices haven’t been built to withstand that lung power. However, no one seems to mind as fans flock to preview the six-minute-plus video, which has raked in over 8million views on Instagram.
To Be Loved is one of the songs off Adele’s 30 album, which the singer has said is about her divorce. As the album is set to be released on Friday, reviews of 30 have begun appearing from critics who got an advance listen.
Variety described 30 as “Her Emotionally Rawest, Riskiest and Best Record,” the review also singled out “To Be Loved” for the highest praise. “The most bravura vocal on an album that has a surfeit of them comes with the penultimate track, “To Be Loved” — seven minutes of nothing but Adele and co-writer-producer Tobias Jesso Jr.’s piano. It’s not just the best singing Adele has ever delivered; you might leave it thinking it’s one of the best vocals anyone has ever recorded.”
Rolling Stone, in its review, also described the alum as “her toughest, most powerful album yet.”