Just Like That, Adele Brings Us to an All-New Level of Hurt and Resolve in New Track, ‘Easy on Me’

Music & Recording

GLOBAL RELEASE— In a sweeping piano ballad, as eagerly-awaited by her legions of fans, global music juggernaut and inimitable icon, Adele makes a resounding return with latest track “Easy On Me”—her first in six years of absence and years after her widely-publicized divorce in 2019, which then amplified speculations of a “divorce album” underway.

As many have anticipated, “Easy On Me” precedes the November 19th release of Adele’s newest album 30, on Columbia Records. Much earlier, Adele has shared the news of her new album release date and inspiration with a personal note to her fans letting them know she was “finally ready to put this album out.” 

The video for “Easy On Me,” shot last month in Quebec, finds Adele once again collaborating with Cannes Grand Prix winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only The End The World). The video, since its October 15 release, has already amassed viewership of over 77 Million on YouTube while the track has since registered 52 Million streams on Spotify alone.

“I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” highlighted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart.  I’ve changed. Adele’s changed.  And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes.  It’s all the same, but different.”  The video begins in the same house the pair used to shoot the video for Adele’s 2015 smash single “Hello.” 

Image credit: Simon Emmett

30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015.  The album is produced with former collaborators Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr., along with new collaborators Inflo and Ludwig Göransson.

In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target deluxe CD featuring three bonus tracks and a Walmart clear exclusive double vinyl.

An Amazon white exclusive double vinyl will also be available globally.  30 and lead single “Easy On Me” will also be offered on cassette, exclusive to Adele’s D2C store while supplies last while the album will be made available on all digital platforms.

Image credit: Simon Emmett

Watch the smashing video here:

30 is available for preorder at all physical and digital retailers globally.  Pre-order here.

With additional text by Leo Balante