Twitter user Jesse Valona set the social media platform alight Monday when he shared this video of Adele’s 2015 hit “Hello” being played at a slower speed.
“Did you know that when you slow down Adele it’s actually Sam Smith,” the 17-year-old asked.
Did you know that when you slow down Adele it’s actually Sam Smith pic.twitter.com/SysXOoQgZY
— jesse (@jesse21valona) February 5, 2018
“I forget the exact action of the realization,” Valona told HuffPost on Friday. “But both Sam Smith and Adele were played on my speakers at some point that day. Then when I slowed it down, I just knew it sounded very elegant, like Sam Smith’s voice, and decided to share it with the world.”
He shared this clip of Adele’s “Million Years Ago” as further evidence:
The musical resemblance sent other people on Twitter into a mini-meltdown, with many posing the same question:
Has anyone ever seen Adele and Sam Smith in the same room
— HULA REGGAETÓN (@truebreatharian) February 7, 2018
mate. they’re never seen together at the same event. they’re British legends, sing the same genre. legit I’m telling you. *x-files theme tune*
— mj (@MegGriessel) February 6, 2018
I knew they were the same person
— •gee• (@GeorjiaA) February 6, 2018
I think they are the same person!
— Gisselyyy (@_giselmars) February 7, 2018