Life certainly hasn’t been easy on Adele over the past three years — and she is finally ready to talk about it.
Following the announcement that her new single “Easy On Me” will debut on Oct. 15, the 33-year-old British songstress announced Wednesday in a lengthy Instagram post that her highly anticipated upcoming album “30” will be released on Nov. 19.
“I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago,” she began the announcement. “Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly — willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil! I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.”
That peace comes after a highly publicized divorce from Simon Konecki, the father of their 8-year-old son Angelo, that was finalized earlier this year after the couple split in 2019. The chanteuse has happily moved on with her new boyfriend, NBA super-agent Rich Paul.
“And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.” she wrote. “It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up. My wise friend who always gives the best advice. Not to forget the one who’s wild and says ‘It’s your Saturn return babes fuck it, you only live once.’ The friend who’d stay up all night and just hold my hand while I’d sob relentlessly not knowing why. The get up and go friend who would pick me up and take me somewhere I said I didn’t want to go but just wanted to get me out the house for some vitamin D. That friend who snuck in and left a magazine with a face mask and some bath salts to make me feel loved while inadvertently reminding me not only what month it actually was but that I should probably exercise some self-care! And then that friend who no matter what, checked in on me even though I’d stopped checking in with them because I’d become so consumed by my own grief.”
She concluded by stating: “I’ve painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it. Home is where the heart is x”
Adele’s last record, “25,” dropped in 2015. It followed “21” in 2011 and her debut album, “19,” in 2008. On “30,” Adele is set to work with super-producers Max Martin, Greg Kurstin and other hitmakers she has collaborated with in the past.