NEW YORK, OCTOBER 14 (US): Six years after her last album, Adele revealed Wednesday that her new project, “30,” will be released on November 19.
The first single, “Easy on Me,” will be released on Friday.
The British singer, who broke up in 2019, said in a lengthy Instagram post that she was feeling better after “throwing myself into a maze of utter chaos and inner turmoil”.
“I’m finally ready to release this album,” she wrote.
With hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello,” her previous two albums have ranked among the 50 best-selling albums in music history, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Disc “21” (she names her projects according to her age while writing most of the music) was released in 2011 and has sold an estimated 31 million copies worldwide. The album “25” was released in 2015, selling 22 million copies.
With streaming services like Spotify now rampant, there’s no way Adele or anyone could ever reach those sales numbers again.
However, she is in the stratosphere of popularity that only someone like Taylor Swift can get close to in the music field.
I’ve also been away for six years from a medium where tastes change from month to month.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Adele said, “There’s no ‘hello’ stylized. But I don’t want another song like this. That song took me fame to another level that I don’t want to happen again.”
She and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, have a 9-year-old son. Adele is 33 years old now.
“I learned so many stark facts about myself along the way,” Adele wrote on Instagram. “I got rid of many layers, but I also wrapped myself in new layers. I discovered really useful and healthy mindsets to lead, and I feel like I’ve finally found how I feel again. I’ll go so far as to say I’ve never felt more peace in my life.”
Vogue describes “Easy on Me” as “a painful call to a piano song.”
“It’s touchy to me, that record, just how much I love it,” Adele told the magazine. “I always say No. 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone took it in their hearts so much. I’m never letting go. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this go.”