The Oscar-winner pens a beautiful essay about the singer for TIME's 100 Most Influential People issue
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Jennifer Lawrence and Adele, two of the Internet’s favorite stars, became more closely associated in 2015, spotted hanging out together on their shared path toward global domination. Now, the pair are connected again thanks to TIME, which hosted an essay Lawrence wrote about the 25 star for the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue. In it, Lawrence remembers meeting Adele for the first time in 2013 and how she felt when she first heard 21.

“Suddenly there were words to that before-indescribable pain, frustration, sadness, then revolution that all comes from a breakup,” Lawrence wrote. “I felt understood, I felt stronger, and above all, I hadn’t sung in front of a mirror with a hairbrush since Destiny’s Child.”

Lawrence then ruminates on 25, Adele’s latest release, which debuted in November. “Growing up. Changing in some ways and being stuck forever in others. Being so young with the most successful career in the world.” And about her voice, Lawrence writes, “Her 500-year-old wisdom. Her patience and kindness all wrapped up in the tough skin of a damn gangster.”

Lawrence and Adele’s friendship extends to work, as well. The Oscar-winning actress had been seen at Adele’s concert in Los Angeles in February. In an interview with Glamour she spoke of her friendship with both Adele and actress Emma Stone, who also palled around in the non-Swiftian squad. “They’re really lovely. And they’re so normal. I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends.”

See the whole essay over at TIME.