— Adele (@Adele) May 16, 2016
If you’re ready! Seven months after Adele‘s triumphant return, the second single from her third studio album, 25, was released on Monday, May 16, and the anthem of summer 2016 will be “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”
The song, the second on her album after global sensation “Hello,” is available digitally starting Monday. It was cowritten by Max Martin and Shellback (Karl Johan Schuster), who’ve worked alongside pop superstar Taylor Swift on some of her biggest hits including “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” “Bad Blood” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Martin and Shellback also coproduced Justin Timberlake‘s upbeat new single, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and this is their first time working with Adele. At an iHeartRadio event last November, Adele discussed how the team ended up working together.
“I wrote this with Max Martin,” she said of “Send My Love” to the audience. “I heard ‘Trouble’ by Taylor Swift and was like, ‘WHO wrote that?!’” According to Adele, the song is a “happy” one, though it does detail her getting over an ex-boyfriend.
“I’m in the best place ever,” the Grammy winner said at the time. “I have no idea where he is now.”
Accompanying Adele’s announcement was a promo image from her upcoming music video for the song, which will be revealed during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22.
Adele also posted a preview snippet from the upcoming music video via Instagram and Twitter, which features the star in a Victorian-inspired, long-sleeve floral gown and posing elegantly in an empty room. At the same iHeartRadio event, Adele said the main theme of her new album was nostalgia. “I know I’m not old, but I feel it because so much has happened in my life,” she explained of 25.
According to the press release for the single, the video was shot in Adele’s native London and directed by Patrick Daughters. The music video and commercial director has an impressive resume of work, including making videos for Snow Patrol, Feist, Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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