Adele Reveals There’s a 15-minute Version of “I Drink Wine”

The Sad Girls Olympics are underway and Adele could be making a play for the gold. Current medalist Taylor Swift has stood tall on the completely metaphorical podium since the release of the 10-minute version of her song “All Too Well” (not to mention the instinct hit that comes with a short film), but apparently writing very long first. heartbreaking hymn drafts is more of a thing than we think because there is a 15 minutes Adele’a’s version “I drink wine” somewhere in the universe.

According to Rolling Stone, Adele revealed during her cover story interview earlier this year that the epic song on her new album 30 originally it was a full 15 minutes. If you’re screaming internally over the fact that the original 15-minute version hasn’t graced your ears yet, please direct all hate mail to Adele’s label, who apparently vetoed the idea of ​​releasing a single that takes a quarter. in time. listen.

“[The label] It was like, ‘Listen, everyone loves you, but no one’s playing a 15-minute song on the radio,’ “Adele explained.

FWIW, Taylor has said similar things about the original version (and duration) of “All Too Well”.

“The 10 minute version of ‘All Too Well’ is what was originally written for the song, before I had to cut it down to a normal length song. Because 10 minutes is absurd, it is an absurd length of time to a song. “he told Jimmy Fallon earlier this month before the release of Red (Taylor’s version). “Who do you think can put out a 10 minute song? I mean, obviously, me. ”

The official album version of “I Drink Wine” is still impressively long at six minutes and sixteen seconds, and for the record, it’s amazing:

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While it is quite devastating to know that we could have achieved even more of “I Drink Wine”, we are not giving up hope of hearing the original track extended one day. If Taylor’s 10-minute blitz of “All Too Well” has taught us anything, it’s that there is a world of sad girls (and sad girl enthusiasts?) Who are more than happy to take their time.

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