“When We Were Young” is the follow-up to Adele’s blockbuster single “Hello,” and the second official radio offering from 25. The song has been pegged as the album’s second single for a while now, but on Friday (Feb. 5), “When We Were Young” received some impossibly adorable cover art, featuring a young Adele’s world-beating smirk.
A press release promises that “When We Were Young” will be available at streaming services worldwide after today. Adele famously held 25 back from streaming platforms upon its release, save for “Hello”; the result was the shattering of the all-time single-week album sales record.
“When We Were Young” moves up to No. 29 on this week’s Hot 100 chart; its previous peak was No. 22. “Hello” debuted at No. 1 upon its October release, becoming Adele’s fourth career chart-topper.
Adele will bring her 25 tunes on a world tour beginning on Feb. 29 in Belfast. Before that, she’ll perform at the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15 and the BRIT Awards on Feb. 24.