Adele announces new album 30 and release date

‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker Adele has confirmed her new album ’30’ will be released next month.

Adele’s new album will be released on Columbia Records in the UK, Mark Meets reports too.

The 33-year-old star has confirmed her fourth record – the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s ’25’ – will be released on November 19, and she described the LP as her “ride or die throughout the most turbulent period” of her life.

She said: “I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually.

“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 so far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.

“And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.”

Adele – who filed for divorce from Simon Konecki in 2019 having being separated for long time following their marriage the previous year, before her dad Mark Evans lost his battle with cancer earlier this year – opened up on how much the album means to her.

She added: “It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life.

“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.”

She revealed the new collection with “narrate” the efforts she’s gone to rebuild her “house and [her] heart”.

She continued: “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 by my own grief.

“I’ve painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it.

“Home is where the heart is x (sic)”

‘Hello’ hitmaker’s contract with independent label XL Recordings, who released her third album, ’25’, in 2015, had expired.

And her hotly-awaited single, ‘Easy On Me’, which is taken from the star’s upcoming fourth studio album – which is expected to be titled ’30’ – will be released on Sony’s parent label on Friday (15.10.21).

The 33-year-old Grammy-winner – who is already signed to Columbia in the US – recently posted the single’s artwork on social media.

And over the weekend, fans got a surprise when she dropped an extended snippet of the piano ballad during her first Instagram Live.

The ‘Skyfall’ hitmaker – who is dating sports agent Rich Paul – also spilled that the new album will be filled with heartbreak anthems.

She said: “What’s my next album going to be based on? Divorce, babe, divorce.”

Adele added that she is in a good place following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki – with whom she has eight-year-old son Angelo – which was finalised earlier this year.

She said: “My mental health is very good at the moment. I take it day by day and I address whatever comes my way. It definitely helps me feel better if I take my time. Writing my music… yeah it’s been really therapeutic for sure.”

In a recent interview, Adele admitted she doesn’t really understand the “rules that are made up in society” that surround the legal separation process.

Speaking about how she told her young son about her breakup from Simon, she said: “My anxiety was so terrible, I’d forget what I had or hadn’t said to Angelo about separating. Obviously, Simon and I never fought over him or anything like that.

“Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’ I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person.

“I’ve always let him know how I’m feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult.”

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