Adele Finally Announces Her New Album 30, And It'll Be Here Very Soon
For the past few weeks, Adele
's been back, however she hasn't been quite, you know, ~back~. She covered both the U.S.
covers of Vogue
and was tied to mysterious billboards
that went up prominently in a couple of cities. All of this led to intense speculation that her fourth album would A) be dropping imminently, and B) be titled 30
, following 2008's 19
, 2011's 21
, and 2015's 25
Yesterday, she teased a new song called "Easy on Me," set to be released on October 15 — and right now she's made things official. Adele's new album is indeed titled 30
and will be released November 19. "I'm willing to finally put this album out," she wrote in a rather personalized note shared and also the cover art — her profile in front of a dark turquoise background.
"I was definitely nowhere near where I'd hoped to be When I began it nearly [three] years prior Adele's note starts. "Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I routinely have. And although there I was knowingly — willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute disaster and inner turmoil!"
Her note goes on to detail what that turmoil was, in abstract terms, calling it "the most turbulent period of my life" where she would "sob relentlessly not knowing why." The album was her constant through all of this, being a metaphorical friend who'd come over with wine and takeout, hold her hand in the night, and get her out of the residence for some vitamin D.
On the other side of it, Adele writes, she has "learned a lot of blistering residence truths about myself while doing so. I've lose several layers nevertheless also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I've finally noticed my feeling again. And I'd go as far as to mention I've never felt more peaceful in my life."
It sounds like 30
will probe both Adele's inner strife and the resolve she flexed to conquer her Saturn return — something she mentions cheekily in the note. This or might not take the sonic form of an actual "drum n bass record," as she likewise cheekily said a new album called 30
may sound like in a birthday Instagram post from 2019.
From its brief teaser, "Easy on Me" promises mid-tempo, scene-setting piano over which Adele can bring in her gargantuan pipes. That's in keeping with her history, anyway. Residence is where the heart is x," she signs her note.
Read Adele's note in full in the Instagram post above, which concludes with the tantalizing detail that she has "painstakingly rebuilt my residence and my heart since then," and 30
narrates that journey.
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