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Just weeks after Adele revealed to Vogue that her dream duet partner is Chris Stapleton, her tracklisting for her new 30 album is out and   — lo and behold — there’s duet with Stapleton on a revised version of her song “Easy On Me.” It is one of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of the long-awaited project.  

Chris wrote a song that Adele covered on the deluxe version of her 2011 21 album called “If It Hadn’t Been For Love.” It’s a song that Stapleton wrote when he was in the Steeldrivers. 

Stapleton said in a 2017 interview regarding the cover, “This was before Adele was Adele. She had [released] 19, and she’d gotten New Artist at the Grammys or something, but it wasn’t like she was [a big deal yet]. Someone sent me an email: ‘Hey, Adele is doing this song on YouTube. You should really try to get your publishing company to push her to put it on a record or something.’ And I was like, ‘That’s great. Who’s Adele?’ That was literally my response.”

He added at the time, “I love her as a singer and as an artist. I always like to write songs, and they get turned loose into the world, and who knows what happens to them. That’s the joy of being a songwriter. You get to hear what other people do, interpretation-wise.”

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