Adele began writing this ghostly number one night while lying in bed, unable to sleep. She then hooked up with "Rolling In The Deep
" producer Paul Epworth to complete the tune.
"It's about intimacy on every level," Adele explained to i-D
. "It's about sex, it's about arguing, one of the most intimate moments in my life. 'Cause you just blurt it out. It's a bit like, a drunk tongue is an honest one. That's definitely my motto, in life. That's why I don't really like drinking no more. The panic you get when you wake up the next morning."