Adele says that she hired Max Martin for her ’25’ track called ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ after learning of the producer through Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’.
Taylor Swift inspired Adele too. In a new interview with NPR, Adele revealed that one song called “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” from her just-released “25” album happened because of the 25-year-old former country darling.
The British beauty told the publication that Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” was how she first learned about hitmaker Max Martin, whom she eventually hired for “Send My Love”. “I was in New York, writing ‘Remedy’ with Ryan Tedder. We were having lunch, and ‘[I Knew You Were] Trouble’ came on the radio – Taylor’s song that she did with Max and Shellback,” she recalled.
“I was like, ‘Who did this?’ I knew it was Taylor, and I’ve always loved her, but this is a totally other side – like, ‘I want to know who brought that out in her.’ And he said [Swedish music producer] Max Martin,” she continued. “I was unaware that I knew who Max Martin was. I Googled him, and I was like, ‘He’s literally written every massive soundtrack of my life.’ ”
She then contacted Martin through her management team. “They came to London, and I took my guitar along and was like, ‘I’ve got this riff,’ and then ‘Send My Love’ happened really quickly,” she explained. She went on praising her collaborator, “Max Martin, I just could hang out with him forever. He’s so beautiful and lovely and funny and generous and warm and caring. He’s a really amazing man.”
“25” came out last Friday. Marking Adele’s first full-length effort in four years, it has broken multiple sales records in both the U.S. and the U.K.