|“You’ll Never See Me Again”|
|Song by Adele|
“You’ll Never See Me Again” is a song written by Adele and Fraser T Smith for Adele's sophomore album, 21. The song was produced by Smith. One of three collaborations with Smith written for 21, it was cut from the album for unknown reasons, although many Adele fans have speculated that it bore too much resemblance to “Set Fire to the Rain.”
On August 31, 2014, a snippet of the song leaked online. It was the first new music from Adele since she released “Skyfall” in 2012. Some believed that the song would be included on her then-upcoming third studio album, however, it was later confirmed that it simply a 21 reject.
The following day, September 1, the entire song leaked onto the Internet, along with “Never Gonna Leave You” — another collaboration with Smith — and the previously unreleased demo of “Set Fire to the Rain.”
Prior to it leaking, fans were tipped off about the song’s existence after it appeared on a CD listed on Discogs titled Fraser T. Smith Sessions, alongside “Never Gonna Leave You” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”
The song only appears on Fraser T. Smith's BMI because Adele is incorrectly credited as “Adele Watkins” on it.
Despite never receiving an official release, “You’ll Never See Me Again” received some radio airplay in Greece and Arabia upon leaking in full.