It’s time to emotionally prepare for the return of Adele.
After weeks of hinting to fans across the globe by way of cryptic projections of the number 30, Adele has confirmed that new music is just around the corner. The 15-time Grammy winner released her first single off her fourth studio album Thursday. With «Easy on Me,» fans have waited with bated breath to hear the star’s first song in more than six years.
Below, we answer all your questions about the superstar’s new musical era.
What is the album about?
During an Instagram Live session with her fans, Adele was asked about the subject matter of her upcoming project. She promptly replied, «Divorce babe, divorce.» You might remember that the singer finalized her divorce from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, back in January.
When is 30 releasing?
With a moving message about how meaningful the project has become to her, the singer confirmed on social media that her fourth studio album will release on November 19.
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Are there any collaborations on the album?
Maintaining consistency with her past projects, Adele’s new album features no collaborators, the singer has confirmed.
A television special and interview with Oprah Winfrey are also happening.
According to Variety
The «Easy on Me» music video officially premiered on YouTube.
The «Easy on Me» music video officially premiered on YouTube in tandem with the single’s drop at 7 p.m. ET on October 14—and it’s just as tear-jerking and moving as we imagined.
Featuring vintage-inspired cinematography, the video shows Adele singing about forgiveness over her innocent past mistakes as she reflects back on a failed relationship. The mood is somber and nostalgic, and all too cathartic.
Watch the video in full below.
, a televised special titled Adele One Night Only will air on CBS five days ahead of the release of her new album, 30.
Set for Sunday, November 14, at 8:30 p.m. ET, the special will be filmed in Los Angeles, with the singer performing new songs from her upcoming project, as well as some of her greatest hits.
Adele will also sit down with media icon Oprah Winfrey «from her rose garden,» where the singer will discuss «her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son.»
Adele released the official tracklist.
According to Variety, the tracklist for 30 is as follows:
1. Strangers by Nature
2. Easy on Me
3. My Little Love
4. Cry Your Heart Out
5. Oh My God
6. Can I Get It
7. I Drink Wine
8. All Night Parking (With Erroll Garner) Interlude
9. Woman Like Me
10. Hold On
11. To Be Loved
12. Love Is a Game