I Miss You

Album: 25 (2015)
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  • 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."
  • The Observer asked Adele what her partner Simon Konecki makes of the song? "My man is loyal," she replied "My man is strong. So we spoke early on, and he said, 'Your writing isn't anything to do with me.' He's fine with it. And it takes a strong man, I think, to be like that."
  • Adele explained the song's meaning to The New York Times: "That's just about the general intimacy of a relationship," she said. "It sounds very sexual, but it's not only sexual. It's about every aspect of intimacy in a relationship. It's just wanting everything! I want the good, the bad, the warts and all. I want the amazing."

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