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Prepare to set fire to the rain, Adele fans. She just released a new song and her upcoming album is mere weeks away.
The singer released her song, “Easy on Me,” on Friday alongside a moody music video ahead of the November 19 release of her album, 30. “Easy on Me” is her first single and involves the U.K. native singing about the passage of time as well as the complications of relationships.
Much like her 2015 single “Hello,” the video for “Easy on Me” offers plenty of melodrama and begins in black and white.
"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," she sings in the hit, which skyrocketed up the charts within hours of its release.
Of the new song, Twitter was alight with buzz and support. One fan quipped that “Adele did not take it easy on ME” while another expertly noted the growth she’s had over the years, pointing out the little details Adele has put in her videos for fans to clock along the way.
“Adele built a house in 'rolling in the deep', she moved into that house in 'hello' and left the house in 'easy on me'... the genius that she is,” wrote the fan.
On her upcoming album, Adele shared a statement on Instagram this week to say that she’s “learned a lot of blistering truths about myself along the way" of writing it and that she’s “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 so far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life," she said.
Notably, since her last album dropped in 2015, Adele got married and divorced to charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki. The pair had been together since 2011 and have a son, Angelo James, born in 2012.
Adele continued in her statement to say that this album was the "friend" who shepherded her through the "most turbulent period of my life."
"And then that friend who no matter what, checked in on me even though I'd stopped checking in with them because I'd become so consumed with my own grief. I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it," she wrote.