“30” is the first album the award-winning singer has released since 2015. The album’s arrival to streaming services comes a little over a month after the English singer-songwriter released her first single from the album, titled “Easy on Me,” which soared to the top of the charts.
Adele’s been open in recent interviews about her intentions for the album and how the tracks on “30” represent a new chapter of her life after divorcing Simon Konecki, the father of her son.
The album’s third song “My Little Love” includes a voice note featuring the Grammy winner speaking to her son, Angelo, about the divorce.
Adele’s fourth studio album “30” dropped on Friday. ((Photo by Cliff Lipson)
Adele can be heard explaining to her child that she’s “been having a lot of big feelings recently.”
“I feel a bit confused,” she says.
Angelo responds asking why, leading her to say, “I feel like I don’t really know what I’m doing.” “Oh at all?” her son asks, to which she repeats, “At all.”
“I love your dad because he gave you to me. You’re half me and you’re half Daddy,” Adele tells her young boy later in the song.
The chorus includes Adele singing, “Momma’s got a lot to learn/I’m holding on.”
Adele sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a one-night only TV special broadcast that aired on Sunday on CBS. (Harpo Productions/Photographer: Joe Pugliese)
The “Easy on Me” singer finalized her divorce from husband Konecki in March 2021.
Although Adele and Konecki appear to be amicable in their united front to co-parent effectively for their son, the star maintained that during the initial split, she ultimately felt embarrassed that her marriage had failed.
“It made me really sad,” Adele said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Then having so many people that I don‘t know, know that I didn’t make that work … it f—ing devastated me. I was embarrassed.”
Added the singer: “You feel like you didn’t do a good job.”
Adele got candid about her divorce, family and weight loss in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. (Harpo Productions/Photographer: Joe Pugliese)
Viewers of Sunday night’s CBS special saw the songstress, 33, take the stage at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles where she performed some of her beloved and popular hits as well as a handful of songs from her brand new album.
Intercut with the concert event, which was attended by several Hollywood A-listers, was a sit-down interview Adele did with Oprah Winfrey where the master interviewer got the singer to open up to her in her rose garden about some of the more personal moments in her life and career.
Adele touched on everything from her divorce, new relationship, family and weight loss.
When discussing her divorce, she credited Konecki for saving her life.
“I think Simon probably saved my life, to be honest with you,” Adele admitted. “He came at such a moment, where the stability that him and Angelo have given me, no one else would have ever been able to give me like. Especially at that time in my life, I was so young, and I just I think I would have got a bit lost in all of it.”
“Even now I trust him with my life,” she concluded. “He and Angelo were angels that were sent to me, that’s how I feel.”