Easy On Me, a spare and emotional piano ballad, was released at midnight UK time, offering fans the first glimpse of her “divorce album”, entitled 30.
That will be her follow-up to massively successful albums 19, 21 and 25.
Easy On Me sees Adele explaining her decision to walk away from her marriage in 2019, while asking her son and ex-husband for understanding.
“I changed who I was to put you both first,” she sings, “but now I give up”.
That moment, so naked and unvarnished, sends shivers down your spine.
Adele’s voice is full of regret, but also resolve.
In the accompanying music video, director Xavier Dolan chooses this moment to transition from black and white to full colour – making clear that this is the sound of a woman who has dismantled her entire world, realising that she needn’t feel guilty for putting herself first.
Adele – Easy On Me (Official Video)
Adele’s ex-husband: The story behind new single Easy On Me
After weeks of teasing a new album, Adele has satisfied fans excitement and released her first single for over six years, Easy On Me.
Her album, 30, has been teased for several weeks, with murals with the number 30 appearing across major cities around the world.
The singer has confirmed the album will be released on November 19.
She wrote on Instagram: “I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go so far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.
Adele given ‘fixed penalty notice’ over new Easy On Me music video
Adele returned with new music for the first time in six years overnight with her soul-bearing comeback single Easy On Me.
The 33-year-old global megastar released the first single on her new Album, 30, which will cover what she has described as the most turbulent period in her life.
It saw her split from charity boss husband Simon Konecki in 2019 and spark a new romance with US sports agent Rich Paul.
Adele said 30, the album she will release in November, was her attempt at explaining her divorce to eight-year-old son Angelo.
Easy On Me sees the singer apparently directly addressing her ex-husband and son while explaining why she left her marriage.
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