Adele has finally released a highly anticipated new single, Easy on Me – with a movie clip that garnered over half a million views within an hour of it being uploaded to YouTube.
After a six-year hiatus for the 15-time Grammy-winning singer, the song is the first track on her fourth album, 30, due for release on November 19, reflecting the “inner turmoil” she lived after her divorce from Simon Konecki. in 2019.
The clip appears to pay homage to Adele’s 2015 hit video Hello, one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. Both were directed by Xavier Dolan and both take place in an old country house.
In Hello, Adele arrives and makes a phone call to her old self; in Easy on Me, she packs the house up and leaves.
“I learned a lot of mind-blowing truths about myself along the way”, Adele said in a statement announcing the album.. “I lost many layers, but I also wrapped myself in new ones… I have rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album tells it. “
The lyrics include the lines: “Take it easy with me. I was still a kid, didn’t have the chance to feel the world around me, didn’t have time to choose what I chose to do, so take it easy with me.
Alicia Silverstone was among thousands of fans on Twitter who responded to the song, posting a video of her preparing to listen with armfuls of wine and hard liquor.
On Instagram Stories, Drake wrote, “One of my best friends in the world just released a single. “
On Twitter, Lil Nas X posted: “I feel like I’m 15 again. “
In a statement, Dolan said Adele has undergone huge changes in six years. “For me, there is nothing stronger than reconnecting after years of separation,” the director said.
” I changed. Adèle has changed. And it’s a time to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve both stayed true to our dearest themes.
“It’s all the same, but different.
This month, Adele told Vogue that if 30 was to be categorized as a ‘divorce album’, it was more like ‘myself getting a divorce … I’m just like,’ Bitch, fuck the fuck. , collect your fucking shit!
“I always say 21 is no longer mine,” she continued. “Everyone took it so much to their hearts. I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go. “