The 33-year-old singer released her fourth studio album 30 on Friday. The latest album follows earlier records from the star including 2008’s 19, 2011’s 21, and 2015’s 25. 30 marks Adele’s first album in six years following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, who serves as an inspiration for the project alongside the former couple’s 9-year-old son Angelo.
Adele is set to promote her latest album in an ITV concert special on Sunday, titled An Audience with Adele. Additionally, Adele will also put on two concerts in London’s Hyde Park in July 2022. However, Adele’s previously released single Easy on Me and tracks the British singer performed during her recent CBS special Adele One Night Only, including I Drink Wine, Hold On and Love Is a Game, the long play is also composed of songs, Woman Like Me and Cry Your Heart Out.
Although, Adele announced her return to the music industry last month when she teased her comeback track Easy on Me with a black-and-white clip that featured her inserting a cassette tape into a player as she sat behind the wheel of a car. Days later, the Someone Like You singer announced that 30 would be released, almost six years to the day since she dropped her last record.
However, Adele shared a statement on Instagram, revealing she’d started work on the album nearly three years ago and was in a completely different place than she expected to be. Last weekend, the mother of one’s CBS special aired, which saw her perform tracks old and new, as well as sit down for an in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey. There, the pair touched on topics such as her new music, her relationships, and her weight loss. In October, Adele chatted about 30 while appearing on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James and discussed how the album was “bloody hard to make.”
Talking about the journey of making the album, Adele said, “I definitely feel like I lost sight of and lost the appreciation of what a gift it is to be into music and be able to make it.” “I think I got a bit frightened of it for a while and it really, really took care of me big time. Not just making this record, my own record, but diving back into old records of other people’s that I loved, discovering new artists on Soundcloud or whatever,” she continued. “It brought so much joy to my life being able to listen to music and wail at the top of my lungs along with to my own bloody songs as I was writing them.” 30 is now available to stream or download.