BBC London - A nervous Adele has premiered her “intimate” new single, Hello, on BBC Radio 1. The singer said she was “going to belch” as breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw cued the song up. “My hips just started hurting, as I’m getting so nervous,” she laughed. “There’s a heartbeat in my hips for some reason.” “I obviously want people to like it,” she said, describing the song as “very intimate” and “very conversational”. “I’m singing very high up in that chorus, trying to have a Meatloaf moment or something.” A simple piano ballad with a soaring chorus, Hello was first teased during an advert break on Sunday’s edition of The X Factor. Adele said she was worried people would think the 30-second clip was simply a new advert for John Lewis. “I thought no-one’s going to know it’s me. It’ll backfire,” Adele told Grimshaw.

Asked if she felt any pressure after the success of her last album 21, the star said: “Because of my last album, because of what it went on to do, it was kind of a write-off to ever expect anything with this album, the new one, like that. So actually it made it a bit easier. “Getting into the headspace was really difficult - obviously now I’m a parent, and having such a break off, I kind of fell out of the habit of writing songs. “So no I didn’t feel pressure. But also I feel like every album I’m ever going to write is always going to be following 21. Even no matter what this album does, my next record’s going to be following 21. “It’s phenomenal what happened with that - but it is a phenomenon. I can’t really include it in any expectations of anything I ever do again.”