Nearly six years after the release of her previous blockbuster album, Adele will make her long-awaited return to the music industry with a new album on November 19, she announced on social media on Wednesday.
Titled “30”, in line with her previous LP “19”, “21” And “25” – For the Ages Adele was in while writing them – the singer, now 33, said in a statement that the album came out of “the most turbulent period of my life”.
In 2019, Adele filed for divorce from her husband of two years, charity executive Simon Konecki. The couple has a young son.
“I’ve learned a lot of shocking home truths about myself along the way,” Adele wrote in her announcement.
She compared the music to “that friend who, no matter what, checked in on me even though I stopped checking in with them because I would be so consumed by my grief,” adding: “I painstakingly I’ve rebuilt my home since then and my heart and this album speaks for it.”
“30” will be preceded by Thursday Night – Midnight in the United Kingdom – followed by the single “Easy on Me”, produced by Greg Kurstin, who collaborated with the singer. “Hi,” The chart-topping lead song from “25” in 2015.
mentioned in A recent Vogue cover story “Easy on Me,” a gut-wrenching plea of a piano ballad, was previewed by Adele on Instagram on Saturday, and includes the lyrics:
“Come on me, baby
i was still a kid
didn’t get a chance
Feel the world around me.”
Still, even though Adele’s new music is widely expected to be the most commercially successful of the year, based on her track record of world-beating sales, the singer is also managing expectations as she’s a changed character. Re-enters business.
“There’s not a bombshell ‘hello,'” she told Vogue. “But I don’t want another song like this. That song took me to another level in fame that I don’t want to do that again.”
The track debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for 10 weeks. But streaming — which now accounts for 84 percent of recorded music revenue in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America — was still catching on. When “25” was released on November 20, 2015, it was not provided On services like Spotify and Apple Music after seven months, instead relying on traditional sales.
as a result of Record breaking 3.38 million albums sold During its first week in the United States – nearly a million more than the next best-selling release in the Nielsen/Soundscan era. (The company, now MRC Data, began tracking point-of-sale data in 1991.)
The album “25” has since 11 times platinum certified And won six grammys In 2017, Adele became the first artist to sweep the top three categories – Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year – on two separate occasions. (She did the same thing with “21” in 2012.)
Unlike Adele’s previous releases, “30” is expected to be available on streaming services upon release, although Vogue reported that the singer had “appeared strongly” on CD and vinyl as well.
According to reports, the new album will feature collaborations with producer and songwriter Max Martin and Shellback, who previously worked on Adele’s single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”; singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. (from “When We Were Young,” 2015); Manufacturer Inflow; and composer and producer ludwig goransson, known for his work with Childish Gambino and films such as “Black Panther”.
Adele cited Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” as a “huge reference” in her Vogue interview, saying, “When I was writing it I was so fragile that I only wanted to work with certain people. Was.”
And while the singer’s divorce helped inspire the album, it’s not the only theme, she said. “It was more that I was divorcing myself,” Adele explained, Motivational “self-destruction,” “self-reflection” and “self-liberation.”
In recent years, the singer has also started working out two or three times a day, which has resulted in significant weight loss (“I realized when I was working out, I wasn’t worried”); Hosted “Saturday Night Live” as a non-musical guest; And entered into a relationship with LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul (“I Know What I Want”).
“I’ve shed many layers but wrapped myself in new ones,” Adele wrote in her statement on Wednesday, “discovering a really useful and healthy mindset to lead, and I think I’ve finally found my spirit.” found again. I can even go so far as to say that I have never felt more peaceful in my life.”