Adele is back — but the road has not been easy.
The 33-year-old singer recently got candid about the writing process for her upcoming album 30, which fans are eagerly awaiting.
The lead single on the record, “Easy On Me” dropped on Friday, October 15, and the artist sat down with Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show to discuss what it was like recording the heartbreaking new track.
“I mean obviously, I bawled my eyes out when I was writing it and when I was singing it, you know, for the recording and stuff like that,” she revealed on Friday. “But there’s an element of hope in it, which in turn gave me hope.”
She explained that while the song is inherently sad, there is a sense of hope that she needed, as she said “I was at my wit’s end, you know, in the beginning of 2019.”
In April 2019, the “Rolling in the Deep” artist announced that she and her ex-husband Simon Konecki — who share son Angelo together — would be going their separate ways after just one year of marriage.
The divorce wasn’t finalized until two years later, when a judge signed off on the divorce settlement back in March of this year.
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The hitmaker previously explained that her relationship with Konecki faded away slowly, rather than going down in flames, explaining, “It just wasn't right for me anymore. I didn’t want to end up like a lot of other people I knew. I wasn't miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first.”
The release of her latest track marks the first time the "Hello" singer has put out new music in years, and Adele said on Friday she hopes the new song release will help people get in touch with their own vulnerability.
“Hopefully it will encourage people to acknowledge how they’re feeling which I feel like we are all encouraged not to do,” she said.
The rest of the album is set to drop on Friday, November 19, and the Grammy-winning artist claimed it was “bloody hard to make.”
She announced the album drop on Instagram earlier this week, where she wrote: "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! 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 continued.
"And so I'm ready to finally put this album out," she added.