Rumor has it that Adele is making a musical comeback, and the Grammy-winning British singer has finally put that rumor to rest – her fourth studio album 30 is set for a November 19, 2021 release.
The Rolling in the Deep singer announced the news in a Twitter post on Wednesday, October 13. While making the album, Adele said that she has learned “a lot of blistering truths about [herself] along the way” and “shed many layers but also wrapped [herself] in new ones.”
“I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it three 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,” she wrote.
Adele called her latest album her “ride or die” throughout the most turbulent period of her life. Adele filed for divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki in September 2019 after three years of marriage.
She knew she was ready to finally put the album out after “finally finding [her] feeling again.”
“I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life,” she added. In a recent British Vogue interview, Adele said that she wrote the new “sensitive” record to explain her divorce to her nine-year-old son, Angelo.
Adele likened 30 to that “friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up,” and that “wise friend who always gives the best advice; the friend who’d stay up all night and just hold my hand while I’d sob relentlessly not knowing why.”
“The get up and go friend who would pick me up and take me somewhere I said I didn’t want to go but just wanted to get me out of the house for some vitamin D. That friend who no matter what checked in on me, even though I’d stopped checking in with them because I’d become so consumed by my own grief,” she added.
Adele said that she has “painstakingly rebuilt [her] house and heart” since then, and this album narrates it.
“Home is where the heart is,” she added.
Adele’s newest single “Easy on Me” will be released on Friday, October 15, 7 am Manila time. The 33-year-old chart topper released a video teaser of the piano ballad on October 5 and a snippet of the heartbreaking song on Instagram Live on Saturday, October 9.
The lyrics include “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 this silence / Baby, let me in.”
30 is Adele’s first album in six years. Adele has referenced her age when naming her past three albums, 19 (2008), 21 (2011), and 25 (2015). – Rappler.com