Adèle’s new album “30” is almost here!
The singer’s highly anticipated fourth studio album arrives Friday – six years after her last album, “25” of 2015.
In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, Adele caused a stir with fans, first releasing the song “Easy on Me”, dropping the official song list and discussing the events of her life – many of whom inspired her new music – with Oprah Winfrey in CBS ‘”Adele One Night Only.” The two opened up about her divorce from Simon Konecki, why she lost 100 pounds and her boyfriend Rich Paul.
The two-hour Sunday CBS special, filmed in late October, featured 10 songs from Adele, including four from her upcoming album.
As fans look forward to hearing it all on November 19, here’s everything we know about “30” so far.
‘Adele One Night Only’ gives the taste of a new album
Fans have already made “30” debut single, “Easy on Me,” a worldwide hit, but the other three songs she released on the Sunday special are arguably richer musically, Melissa wrote. Ruggieri from USA TODAY.
Adele also presented “I Drink Wine”, “Love Is a Game” and “Hold On”.
“In a catalog crammed with personal testimonies, ‘Hold On’ might be Adele’s most intuitive new song,” Ruggieri wrote. Lyrics include, “I’m such a mess, the more I try, the more I regress. I’m my own worst enemy. Right now, I really hate being me.”
The austere ballad was written in a pit of despair, but turns into a hopeful prayer: “Grace be pain,” sings Adele.
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The tracklist for ’30’
On November 1, Adele revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming album, which includes 12 songs and three bonus tracks (on the Deluxe Edition), on her website. The track listing is almost in full chronological order of her experiences, she told Rolling Stone.
1. “Foreigners by nature”
2. “Easy for me”
3. “My little love”
4. “Cry your heart”
5. “Oh my God”
6. “Can I get it”
7. I drink wine “
8. Interlude “All Night Parking” (with Erroll Garner)
9. “Woman like me”
11. “To be loved”
12. “Love is a game”
13. “Wild Far West”
14. “I can’t be together”
15. “Easy on Me” (with Chris Stapleton)
More Adèle to come, a few concerts but no tour
Adele plans to double live performance with “An audience with Adele” on November 21, is about to broadcast on the UK ITV network.
The singer also announced two concerts well in advance that all her UK fans could learn the lyrics to “30”. Next summer, Adele will perform two shows at Hyde Park in London over the summer of July 1 and 2. She captioned on Instagram: “Oiii Oiiiiiiiiiiiii.”
But for now, fans shouldn’t expect a big world tour like the one she did for her previous album, “25”.
“It’s too unpredictable, with all the rules and stuff,” she told Rolling Stone. “I don’t want anyone to come to my show scared. And I don’t want to catch COVID either. “
She is also not planning a residency in Las Vegas: “There is (expletively) nothing available,” she says.
The Meaning of Adele’s New Single “Easy on Me”
So what’s behind his new single “Easy on Me”? When she left her marriage her life also “fell apart” and she asks people to be nice to her, as some of the song’s lyrics show.
Take it easy with me, baby
I was still a child
Did not have the opportunity to
Feel the world around me
I didn’t have time to choose what I chose to do
So take it easy with me
“It’s not like someone is coming after me,” Adele told British Vogue. “But it’s like I left the marriage. Be nice to me too. It was the first song I wrote for the album, and then I didn’t write anything else for six months after that. because I was like ‘OK, well, I said it all.’
Billboard announced on October 25 that “Easy On Me” had reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is Adele’s fifth song to reach No. 1 after “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Someone Like You, “” Rolling In the Deep “and” Hello “.
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Adele’s son was the catalyst for her to write “Easy on Me” and other singles on her album. She told Vogue after the divorce that Angelo asked her simple questions she couldn’t answer, like, “Why don’t you love my dad anymore?” And I was like, “I love your dad. I’m just not in love.” I can’t figure that out for a 9 year old. “
Apparently Adele addresses these answers for her son in these lyrics:
There’s no place for things to change
When we’re both so deeply stuck in our ways
You can’t deny how hard i tried
I changed who I was to put you both first
But now I give up
In 2018, just before Adele started writing her album, she said that moment with her son had pushed her into the studio:
“He said to my face, ‘Can you see me?’ And I was like, ‘Uh, yeah.’ And he was like, ‘Because I can’t see you.’ Well my whole life fell apart at that point, ”Adele told Vogue.
Adele told British Vogue that every song on her upcoming album “30” is an open letter to her son when he is older, explaining what she couldn’t answer before.
“I just had the impression that I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he was 20 or 30 years old, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his whole life in search of my own happiness” , she told British Vogue. .
Why is the album called ’30’?
It’s not just a number, but the age at which her “life fell apart,” she told British Vogue. Adele got married at 30 and admitted that the marriage “hadn’t been very long”. took an unexpected turn.
In April 2019, Adele and her then-husband announced their separation.
“When I was 30 my whole life fell apart and I had no warning,” Adele told Vogue.
Ever since Adele made her decision at 30, she has been on a journey to find “true happiness ever since.”
“I was just doing the gestures and I was not happy,” she told Vogue. “I want my son to really see me loving and being loved. It’s really important to me.”
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Contributions: Rasha Ali, Jenna Ryu, Elise Brisco