Adele has finally released a much-anticipated new single, Easy on Me, featuring a movie clip that garnered more than half a million views within an hour of being uploaded to YouTube.
After a six-year hiatus for the 15-time Grammy singer, the song is the first track from her fourth album, 30, which will be released on November 19, “Bannenzeg Onrou” she survived after her divorce from Simon Konecki in 2019.
The clip seems to be the video for Adele’s 2015 hit Hello, one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. Both were led by Xavier Dolan and both are locked in an old country house.
And hello, Adele comes in and makes a call to her former self; in Easy on Me, she packs up the house and leaves.
The lyrics contain the lines: “Just go after me. I was still a kid, did not get the chance to feel the world around me, did not have time to choose what I chose to do, so make me simply. “
Alicia Silverstone was among thousands of fans on Twitter who responded to the song, posting a video of herself preparing to listen with guns and heavy spirits.
Op Instagram stories, Drake wrote, “One of my best friends in the world just fell for one.”
On Twitter, Lil Nas X posted, “I feel like I’m 15 again.”
In a statement, Dolan said Adele had made huge changes in six years. “For me, nothing is stronger than artists who break up after years,” the director said.
“I’ve changed. Adele has changed. And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we have both evolved, and how we both remain true to our favorite themes.
“It’s all the same, but different.”
This month, Adele told Vogue that if 30 was to be classified as a “divorce album”, it was more about “me, I was divorcing …
“I always say that 21 no longer belongs to me,” she continued. “Everyone has taken it so much to heart. I will not let this go. This is my album. I want to share it with everyone, but I do not think I will ever let it go.