Adele has finally released her first new track in five years – Easy On Me.
The highly-anticipated single was teased last week, along with the release of her upcoming album 30; and fans sat patiently on YouTube at midnight on Friday to hear it for the first time.
Along with the music video – which sees the star, 33, pack up her house and drive away, as pages of sheet music flutter out of the windows onto the road – the single went down a storm with fans who took to Twitter to claim it was giving them ‘goosebumps’ and making them ‘sob’.
It’s out! Adele has finally released her first new track in five years – Easy On Me
Adele revealed this week that Easy On Me, as well as 30, will be about the ‘inner turmoil’ she felt as she divorced ex-husband Simon Konecki.
The lyrics include the lines, ‘We’re both so deeply stuck in our ways, you can’t deny how hard I’ve tried. I changed who I was to put you both first,’ as well as ,’Go easy on me. I was still a child, didn’t get the chance to feel the world around me, had no time to choose, what I chose to do, so go easy on me…’
She chants: ‘I had good intentions and high hopes but I know it now probably doesn’t even show.’
Fans voiced their approval on social media, with one simply penning: ‘Adele’s new song = goosebumps! Never in doubt of that queen!’
Emotive: The highly-anticipated single was teased last week, along with the release of her upcoming album 30; and fans sat patiently on YouTube at midnight on Friday to hear it for the first time
Dramatic! The music video sees the star, 33, pack up her house, windows open and curtains billowing
Hit the road! She drives away, as pages of sheet music flutter out of the windows onto the street
Another agreed: ‘Goosebumps listening to that new Adele drop. What a beautiful song man!’
A third chimed in: ‘Literally goosebumps all over, Adele is just incredible! Literally goosebumps all over my body!!’
Another joked, ‘Currently crying and throwing up at this new Adele!’ as someone else agreed: ‘Adele really got us single ass people crying over a breakup that never happened!’
Others penned, ‘One minute into the new Adele song and I started sobbing,’ and: ‘If the rest of Adele’s album is like “Easy on me”, I will most definitely be sobbing the entire time!’
Liking it, are you? Fans took to Twitter to gush over the song after waiting five years for it
Another impassioned fan wrote: ‘I love the fact that Adele chose a side profile for her cover art because it makes it all so much more beautifully vulnerable… this will be a devastating but tender and honest album, and I’m already sobbing with sadness and joy all at once!’
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Adele confirmed the new album’s release date will be November 19, adding a lengthy note in which she explained that she finally felt ready to release her music.
She wrote: ‘I was certainly nowhere to near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago.
‘Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly – willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!
‘I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones.
‘Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome materials to lead with, and I felt like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far to say that I’ve never felt this peaceful in my life.’
Release: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Adele confirmed the album’s release date and title alongside a lengthy note in which she explained that she finally felt ready to release her music
Adele told how she sought support from the album writing process, which left her ‘sobbing relentlessly’.
She wrote: ‘And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out. It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up.
‘My wise friend who always gives the best advice. Not to forget the one who’s wild and says “It’s your Saturn babes f**k it, you only live once”.
‘The friend who’d stay up all night and just hold my while I’d sob relentlessly not knowing why. The get up and go friend who would pick me up and take me out somewhere I said I didn’t want to go but just wanted to get me out the house for some vitamin D.
Adele wrote: ‘I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly – willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!’
‘That friend who snuck in and left a magazine with a face mask and some bath salts to make me feel loved while inadvertently reminding me not only what month it actually was but that I should probably exercise some self care.
‘And then that friend who no matter what, checked in on me even thought I’d stopped checking in with them because I’d become so consumed by my own grief.
‘I’ve painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it. Home is where the heart is x’.
Adele and charity CEO Simon, 47, announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later.
Former flames: Adele and charity CEO Simon Konecki, 47, announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later (pictured in 2012)
The couple – who dated for seven years and were married for two – co-parent their son Angelo, eight.
Their divorce was finalised in March this year, and Simon is believed to live in one of the three houses on Adele’s Beverly Hills compound so that he can be close to Angelo.
News of the album release date comes after Adele shared a first look at the single cover for her upcoming track Easy On Me on Tuesday.
The Someone Like You hitmaker looked stunning in the black and white teaser shot that was shared to her Instagram with the caption: ‘Easy On Me – October 15 – Midnight UK.’
It comes after the superstar finally revealed she was releasing new music after a five-year hiatus.
Adele looked incredible in the new image as she stared whimsically into the distance.
Eagerly-anticipated: News of the album release date comes after Adele shared a first look at the single cover for her upcoming track Easy On Me on Tuesday
New music: The Someone Like You hitmaker, 33, looked stunning in the black and white teaser shot that was shared to her Instagram with the caption: ‘Easy On Me – October 15 – Midnight UK’
She had her long blonde tresses styled into a perfect blow dry and opted for a typically glamorous makeup look complete with her trademark winged eyeliner.
It comes after Adele sent fans into meltdown yet again as she played a clip of her upcoming single Easy On Me during her very first Instagram live stream on Saturday.
The star, who admitted she would get into trouble by her management, pressed play on the track in which she likened her emotions to a river.
As her followers flooded the comments’ section with questions about her upcoming album, she revealed the project will be inspired by her divorce from husband Simon.
In its lyrics, she sang, ‘There ain’t no gold in this river that I’ve been washing my hands in forever.
‘I know there is hope in these waters but I can’t bring myself to swim when I am drowning in the silence, baby let me in…’
Return! Adele unveiled her long-awaited new music on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October (pictured is a shot from the teaser clip)
The vocal powerhouse also opened up about her mental health during the candid chat, revealing she takes it on a ‘day-by-day’ basis but feels it is ‘very good’ currently.
‘My mental health is very good at the moment. I take it day-by-day and I address whatever comes my way,’ she admitted.
‘It definitely helps me feel better if I take my time. Writing my music… yeah it’s been really therapeutic for sure.
‘I think I lost the appreciation for that. I got things out that I didn’t want to say out loud and talk about,’ the Hello hitmaker added.
‘What’s my next album going to be based on? Divorce, babe, divorce,’ the Tottenham-raised beauty quipped.
Adele also wasn’t shy of dipping her toes into the Free Britney movement, telling viewers that she had met the ‘lovely’ star a few times and is glad she’s happy.
Surprise! It comes after Adele sent fans into meltdown as she played a clip of her upcoming single Easy On Me during her very first Instagram live stream on Saturday
She recently took to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October.
In a brooding black and white teaser, the star’s trademark liquid eyeliner was visible as well as her long nails as she drove a car down a country road having just slotted a cassette into a player with the name of the song scrawled across.
Adele could be seen with her hand extended out of the car window moving in time with the music. She was sporting a PVC mac and lengthy, pointed nails.
As she sped along the street, sheet music blew out of bags in her car and into the air as the piano played – yet no vocals were heard from the pop icon.
Fans swiftly flooded the post with excited replies, as users responded: ‘ADELE OMGGG… OMFG… At least now we know why the comeback took so long, the songs flew out of the car… took three years to gather them all music notes…
‘I LOVE YOU SO MUCH… SHE IS HERE TO BREAK THE INTERNET… Already did… FINALLY! YESSSS… Woww’.
She’s back! She recently took to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October
The release came after fans could barely contain their excitement on Monday as they flooded Twitter with speculation of her fourth album.
She prompted the lively online conversations after updating her social media channels to encompass an intriguing dark teal hue.
Observant enthusiasts noticed the colour was synonymous with a series of ’30’ billboards that popped up across the globe last week.
The ’30’ title falls in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, with all three of her studio albums named after her age.
Her debut album 19 was released in 2008, followed by 21 in 2011 and 25 in 2015.
As Adele has followed the previous pattern, the 30 album has plenty of inspiration, having been the age she separated from ex-husband Simon.
Tease: The social media update came just days after Adele fans speculated that new music was on the way after a series of ’30’ billboards popped up across the globe
The Brit Award winner recently broke her silence on her divorce, recalling the heartbreaking moment their son Angelo asked, ‘Don’t you love my dad anymore?’
Speaking to American Vogue in her first interview in five years, Adele revealed she hopes her new album, in which she sings about her divorce, will help Angelo understand what happened when he’s older.
She explained: ‘He has so many simple questions for me that I can’t answer, because I don’t know the answer. Like, ‘Why can’t we still live together?’
”That’s just not what people do when they get divorced.”
”But why not?”
‘I’m like, “I don’t f***ing know.” That’s not what society does.’
‘And, “Why don’t you love my dad anymore?” and I’d be like, “I do love your dad. I’m just not in love.” I can’t make that make sense to a nine-year-old.”
Talented: The ’30’ title has fallen in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, with all three of her studio albums named after her age (pictured in 2020)
Adele also admitted she struggled with talking to their son about her separation, causing her so much anxiety that her therapist suggested she record herself speaking to Angelo so she could remember what had been said.
She told British Vogue: ‘Obviously Simon and I never fought over him or anything like that. Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’
‘I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person.’
She added: ‘When I was 30, my entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it.’
Yet insisting there was no bad blood between the pair, she added: ‘It just wasn’t… It just wasn’t right for me any more. I didn’t want to end up like a lot of other people I knew.
‘I wasn’t miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first. But, yeah, nothing bad happened or anything like that.’
Split: Adele recently broke her silence on her divorce, recalling the heartbreaking moment their son Angelo asked, ‘Don’t you love my dad anymore?’ (pictured in 2013)
Despite their separation, Adele has no regrets, saying she chose the ‘perfect person’ to have a child with.
Elsewhere, she confirmed that she and her new boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, 39, are ‘very happy’ and has revealed that he’s ‘frazzled’ by her huge, global fame.
She also told American Vogue in a separate profile published Thursday, that Rich ‘just incredibly arrived’ days before her estranged father passed away from cancer aged 57 in May this year, after the pair fell out in 2011.
The cockney star introduced Rich – who represents LeBron James – to the interviewer, who noted how the singer beamed with, ‘Hi, darlin’!’ when he walked into the photoshoot.
‘Yes, we’re together,’ Adele confirmed in the interview, adding: ‘We’re very happy.’
What a pair! Elsewhere, she confirmed that she and her new boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, 39, are ‘very happy’ and has revealed that he’s ‘frazzled’ by her huge, global fame