NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after her last album, Adele revealed Wednesday that her new project, “30,” will be released on Nov. 19.
An early single, “Easy on Me,” is due out Friday.
The British singer, who got divorced in 2019, said in a lengthy Instagram post that after “throwing herself into a maze of complete mess and internal turmoil”, she is feeling better.
“I’m finally ready to put out this album,” she wrote.
With huge hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello”, their last two albums rank among the 50 best-selling albums in music history.
Disc “21” (she names her projects for her age while writing most of the music) was released in 2011 and has sold an estimated 31 million copies worldwide. The album “25” came out in 2015, and has sold 22 million copies.
With streaming services like Spotify now taking effect, Adele or anyone else will never be able to access those sales figures again. Yet she is in a stratospheric circle of popularity that only someone like Taylor Swift could approach in the music business.
He is also six years away from a medium where the taste changes every month.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Adele said, “There’s no bombshell ‘Hello.’ But I don’t want another song like this. That song took me to another level in fame that I don’t want to do that again.”
She and her ex-husband Simon Konecki have a 9-year-old son. Adele is 33 years old now.
“I’ve learned a lot of home truths about myself along the way,” Adele wrote on Instagram. “I have taken off many layers, but wrapped myself in new ones. I discovered a really useful and healthy mindset to lead, and I think I’ve finally found my spirit again. I can even go so far as to say that I have never felt more peaceful in my life.”
Vogue describes “Easy on Me” as “a gut-wrenching plea for piano ballads”.
“It’s sensitive to me, this record, just how much I love it,” Adele told the magazine. “I always say ’21’ isn’t mine anymore. Everyone else took it too much. I’m not going to let it go. It’s my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let it go.