On January 21, 2015, Adele offered her first Tweet of the year when she shared a link to Vancouver singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr.'s "How Could You Babe
," adding, "This is fantastic, click away."
Adele later flew to Los Angeles to meet up with Jesso and the pair wrote this piano ballad together on American composer Philip Glass' piano. She recalled to NME
: "It turned out he was a really big fan of mine – and he totally kept his cool together, being thrown in the deep end, for our first co-writing session... His grandparents were friends with Philip Glass, and Tobias had inherited Philip Glass's old piano. We wrote our song, 'When We Were Young,' on that piano."