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Tobias Jesso Jr., Cowriter Of Adele’s ‘When We Were Young,’ Is A Champ In His Own Right

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter released his debut LP, Goon, earlier this year.

Adele dropped her emotional new single, "When We Were Young," on Tuesday (Nov. 17) -- although what Adele song isn't emotional? And of course, she debuted it with a powerfully fierce performance video filmed at London's Church Studios.

Adele wrote the song with Tobias Jesso Jr., a 30-year-old singer-songwriter from Vancouver whose debut album, Goon, was released in March. It might seem like Jesso has suddenly come out of nowhere, but his backstory is replete with musical adventures and heartbreak, which actually makes his match-up with Adele pretty perfect.

Here's what you need to know about Jesso -- and how his pop connections go way further than just this 25 album cut.