How to Learn Singing “When We Were Young” from Adele

“When We Were Young” Vocal Techniques

Learning to sing Adele’s ballad, “When We Were Young,” involves mastering a few specific vocal techniques.

Mixed Voice

One of the key elements in this song is the use of the mixed voice, which combines both chest and head register. The mixed voice can be practiced using the Mixed Voice exercise.


Belting is another crucial trait, typically for expressing emotional intensity. Similar vocal strength can be heard in songs like “Let it Go” from Frozen or Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” To learn more about belting technique, review our article on contemporary vocal techniques.


Proper articulation is critical for conveying lyrics and rhythm. Try the Finger Bite exercise to enhance your articulation skills.

Breath Support

Lastly, it’s good to remember that performing with power and precision requires good breath support. You can learn to manage your breath using the Farinelli Breathing exercise.