A nervous Adele has premiered her “intimate” new single, Hello, on BBC Radio 1.
The singer said she was “going to belch” as breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw cued the song up.
I did write an album about being a mum but that’s pretty boring. I scrapped that
“My hips just started hurting, as I’m getting so nervous,” she laughed. “There’s a heartbeat in my hips for some reason.”
“I obviously want people to like it,” she said, describing the song as “very intimate” and “very conversational”.
“I’m singing very high up in that chorus, trying to have a Meatloaf moment or something.” A simple piano ballad with a soaring chorus, Hello was first teased during an advert break on Sunday’s edition of The X Factor.
Adele said she was worried people would think the 30-second clip was simply a new advert for John Lewis. “I thought no-one’s going to know it’s me. It’ll backfire,” Adele told Grimshaw.