Adele has confirmed that her highly-anticipated fourth studio album 30 – her first since 2015’s 25 – will arrive next month. The announcement comes after billboards recently popped up in multiple cities around the world appearing to tease her imminent return.
In a lengthy statement posted to her social media channels, the singer-songwriter discussed the process that led her to completing the album, three years after she began creating it.
“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,” she said.
“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. And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.”
She continued: “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… And 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.”
See the singer’s full announcement below. 30 is set to be released on Friday, 19th November. Fans won’t have to wait long to hear music from the album though – first single ‘Easy on Me’ will arrive tomorrow, 15th October. Watch a brief preview clip below.
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