Adele has finally released her highly anticipated new single, Easy on Me, with a movie clip that has been viewed more than half a million times within an hour of being uploaded to YouTube.
After a six-year hiatus for the 15 Grammy-winning singer, the song is the first track from her fourth album, 30, due out November 19. “Internal turmoil” She lived after her divorce from Simon Konecki in 2019.
The clip appears to be a tribute to the video for Adele’s 2015 hit Hello, one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. Both were run by Xavier Dolan and both are housed in a former cottage.
In Hello, Adele arrives and calls her old self; In Easy on Me, he tidies the house and walks away.
“I learned many surprising facts about myself along the way” In a statement announcing the album, Adele said:. “I threw in many layers, but I also clung to new ones… Since then I have painstakingly rebuilt my home and my heart, and this album speaks to that.”
The lyrics include these lines: “Take it easy on me. I was still a child, I didn’t get a chance to feel the world around me, I didn’t have time to choose, what I chose to do, so take it easy.”
Alicia Silverstone was among the thousands of fans reacting to the song on Twitter, posting a video as she prepares to listen to it with an armful of wine and hard spirits.
Open Instagram Stories, Drake wrote: “One of my best friends in the world just dropped a single.”
“I feel like I’m 15 again,” wrote Lil Nas X on Twitter.
Dolan said in a statement that Adele has undergone tremendous change in six years. “There is nothing more powerful for me than artists reconnecting after years,” the director said.
“I’ve changed. Adele has changed. And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved and stayed true to our favorite themes.
“They’re all the same but different.”
Adele told Vogue this month that if 30 were to be classified as a “divorce album,” it was more “about my divorce from myself.”
“I always say 21 isn’t mine anymore,” he continued. “Everyone else took him to heart too much. I’m not letting this thing go. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let it go.”