Multi-awarded English singer and songwriter Adele has officially released “Easy on Me,” the lead single of her fourth album titled “30,” which will come out Nov. 19, according to her tweet posted Wednesday. The new album is her first in six years.
Adele’s YouTube channel posted Friday the song’s official music video, garnering 23 million views at the time of writing. Prior to its release, Adele previously posted on social media teasers of the new single. The singer shared on her official Instagram account a glimpse of the music video, with more than 18 million views as of Friday.
As expected, “Easy on Me” features heartwrenching lyrics, just like some of the past songs sung and written by Adele. The chanteuse has gotten married in 2018 and divorced in 2021 from Simon Konecki.
EASY ON ME There ain't no gold in this river That I've been washing my hands in forever I know there is hope in these waters But I can't bring myself to swim When I am drowning in this silence Baby, let me in Go easy on me, baby I was still a child Didn't get the chance to Feel the world around me I had no time to choose what I chose to do So go easy on me There ain't no room for things to change When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways You can't deny how hard I have tried I changed who I was to put you both first But now I give up Go easy on me, baby I was still a child Didn't get the chance to Feel the world around me Had no time to choose what I chose to do So go easy on me I had good intentions And the highest hopes But I know right now It probably doesn't even show Go easy on me, baby I was still a child I didn't get the chance to Feel the world around me I had no time to choose what I chose to do So go easy on me
Adele’s confirmation of the new album, meanwhile, comes with a lengthy note. “I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually. 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!” she wrote.
“30” is a follow-on to the release of her blockbuster “25” album. It was the best single-week album sales ever since Nielsen began monitoring point-of-sales music in 1991. The album sold more than three million copies during its debut week.
“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,” Adele added to her note.
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