Sweetest Devotion

Songfacts®:

  • Adele closes the 25 album with her second collaboration with songwriter Paul Epworth - they also co-wrote "I Miss You" together. Previous hook-ups between the pair include "Rolling In The Deep" and "Skyfall."
  • The lyrics are about Adele's 3-year-old son, Angelo, and his voice can be heard at the beginning and end of the song. We hear the English songstress singing about a love that hit her "like an explosion."

    "The song is all about my kid," she told USA Today. "The way I've described it is that something much bigger has happened in my life. I love that my life is now about someone else."

    Adele also sings of Angelo on another 25 track – the Ryan Tedder co-penned "Remedy."
  • Speaking about her son and how he relates to this song, Adele told NPR: "I was always looking for the feeling that he gives me, and I was looking for it everywhere in the wrong places having no idea that I would find it in having a child. He hit me like an explosion. It's the most shocking thing when you have a child."

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