Adele is back after 6 years with a soulful new single “Easy on Me” which she dropped via Columbia Records along with a black-and-white music video.
The track’s video shot last month in Quebec and launched on Thursday (Oct. 14) starts with Adele driving away from an empty house which is said to be the same one the singer and director Xavier Dolan used to shoot the video for the 33-year-old megastar’s smash single “Hello” in 2015.
“Easy On Me” is the lead single from the Tottenham-born singer’s highly anticipated fourth studio album entitled 30.
Like her previous three albums, 19, 21, and 25 the title is a reference to a specific age in Adele’s life.
Watch the video below:
On Oct. 5, the 15-time Grammy winner teased her fans with a 21-second instrumental clip on Twitter revealing the single’s title and release date.
Easy On Me – October 15 pic.twitter.com/7HRvxAfEqy
— Adele (@Adele) October 5, 2021
Adele then dropped a snippet of the track in an Instagram Live on Oct.10, where she’s heard singing, “There ain’t no gold in this river/ That I’ve been washing my hands in forever/ And there is hope in these waters/ But I can’t bring myself to swim when I am drowning in this silence/ Baby, let me in.”
When asked during the live session about what the subject matter of her new album would be, Adele didn’t shy away from giving a direct answer to this, saying: “Divorce babe, divorce.”
Earlier this month, the “Someone like you” singer made an official announcement on Instagram in which she revealed that her forthcoming album 30 would be released on Nov. 19. Calling it “my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life,” the popstar acknowledged that she “learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way.”
In an interview with British Vogue, the superstar described her new album as a journey through self-destruction, self-reflection, and self-redemption.
While speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball, the singer shared that the album “was bloody hard work to make”.
“I was singing things I didn’t even realize I was feeling or thinking,” she said, adding that it was important for her to share those emotions with the world.
The long-awaited album is Adele’s first new music since her divorce from Simon Konecki with whom she shares a young son and split from in April 2019 after seven years together.