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Adele's Producer Struggled With Keeping 'Hello' A Secret

"Hello from the other side."

Greg Kurstin is not going to lie, it was incredibly hard to keep his lips sealed while preparing Adele's current number 1 hit, "Hello". This week, Adele's producer sat down with the Associated Press for an interview where he revealed that he struggled keeping her hit single a secret for over a year. Not only did he produce the song, but he also cowrote it.
"I'm not going to lie โ€” it's not easy to hold that information in for that long," the Grammy and Golden Globe nominated songwriter-producer said.
Since last Friday, "Hello" has topped number one on the iTunes charts in over 85 countries. It also beat the Vevo record for most views in one day with 27.7 million which is more than Taylor Swift's huge hit, Bad Blood. This is Adele's first single to be released in just under four years which helped boost some of the hype around the song.
"You kind of want to shout it out, run around in the streets yelling to random strangers what you've just done," he joked.
Kurstin has worked with Pink, Lily Allen, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and now Adele. He is the writer of famous pop hits, "Chandelier" by Sia, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson, and "Burn" by Ellie Goulding. He was supposed to work with Adele on her past hit album '21' however it never fell into place. He did contribute to Adele's two songs within the upcoming album, "Water Under the Bridge" and "Million Years Ago".
"I'm still in shock, honestly. I was just pretty blown away," Kurstin said about the success of the track. She's just so wonderful to be around. She is funny and she's just so down-to-earth...You can immediately relate to her and connect with her. I really felt very comfortable around her because she makes you feel that way. She's just cool, and then she gets on the microphone and of course blows your mind."
Adele's album is set to debut November 20.
I would struggle to keep this a secret too. It's such a great track!!!
@TessStevens @nicolejb I'm so excited about her upcoming album, I can't wait any longer! November 20th can't come soon enough!
Iโ€™m honestly obsessed with this song! Adele did a really great job with the was all silence and then this beautiful track emerged. Iโ€™m so so happy with the hype. and that was because of the silence I think :)
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