- 14 Oct 21
After an unprecedented two simultaneous covers of Vogue in the US and the UK and pop-ups around the globe, Adele has shared the details of her upcoming album, 30.
After the ominous appearance of the number 30 illuminated in iconic spots around the world, from the side of the Louvre in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York to the curved corner of Dublin's own Camden Street, Adele has finally announced the release date for her much-anticipated new album.
The star shared the news of her 4th studio album, 30, which arrives on November 19th, alongside a heartfelt note on Twitter.
“I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually,” she wrote. “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,” she said. “And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.”
“It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life,” the singer continued. “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!”
The album announcement was accompanied by news that her first single in six years, 'Easy on Me', would be released this Friday.
Earlier this week, Adele shared during an instagram live that the record is about “divorce, babe, divorce!” after splitting from her husband, Simon Konecki, in 2019. A brief clip of the song was teased by the star, suggesting a return to Adele's tradmark balladry.
30 will be Adele’s first album solely for Columbia Records. Her earlier albums were released in partnership between Columbia and UK independent label XL Recordings.