Adele Announces New Album '30,' Shares Release Date

Saturday October 16, 2021
Originally published on October 13, 2021

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Adele season is officially here.

After announcing that her new single "Easy On Me" is out Friday, the singer has finally announced her new album, "30." Taking to Twitter Wednesday morning, she wrote the LP will arrive on Nov. 19.

The tweet came with a lengthy statement from Adele about "30."

"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," she wrote. "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 went on to say. "And so, I'm ready to finally put this album out."

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. Not to forget the one who's wild and says "It's your Saturn return babes fuck it, you only live once". The friend who'd stay up all night and just hold my hand while I'd sob relentlessly not knowing why. The get up and go friend who would pick me up and take me somewhere I said I didn't want to go but just wanted to get me out the house for some vitamin D. That friend who snuck in and left a magazine with a face mask and some bath salts to make me feel loved while inadvertently reminding me not only what month it actually was but that I should probably exercise some self-care! 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.

She also spoke about the album in a recent interview with Vogue.

"I feel like this album is self-destruction then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready," Adele explained. "I really want people to hear my side of the story this time." She went on to say that "30" is not a divorce album but that it does address her break up with Simon Konecki, and that it was partly for her son's benefit.

"I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he's in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that's a real wound for me that I don't know if I'll ever be able to heal," she said.

"30" is Adele's fourth album and the follow up to "25," which was released in November 2015. More recently, she teased "Easy on Me."

Check out Adele's post below.