It's been two weeks since Adele's 25 dropped, and we're learning more and more about the epic album as the singer continues her press rounds. During a recent interview with NPR, Adele discussed the emotion that went into the song "Remedy" (written about her 3-year-old son, Angelo) and revealed that one of the songs, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)" — arguably the most upbeat track on the album — was inspired by Taylor Swift.
"I was in New York, writing 'Remedy' with Ryan Tedder. We were having lunch, and '[I Knew You Were] Trouble' came on the radio — Taylor's song that she did with Max and Shellback. I was like, 'Who did this?' I knew it was Taylor, and I've always loved her, but this is a totally other side — like, 'I want to know who brought that out in her.' And he said [Swedish music producer] Max Martin. I was unaware that I knew who Max Martin was. I Googled him, and I was like, 'He's literally written every massive soundtrack of my life.'
So I got my management to reach out. They came to London, and I took my guitar along and was like, 'I've got this riff,' and then 'Send My Love' happened really quickly. Max Martin, I just could hang out with him forever. He's so beautiful and lovely and funny and generous and warm and caring. He's a really amazing man."
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