Buckle up Adele fans, you’ve waited a long time for this news.
Adele officially announced the release date for her fourth studio album 30 as it’s set to arrive on November 19.
“I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago. Quite the opposite actually,” Adele said in a statement on social media. “I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. And yet there I was knowingly - willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!”
She continued: “I’ve learned a lot of blistering 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.”
With that, Adele succinctly put it, “And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.”
The announcement comes shortly after Adele revealed that her first new song in five years will be released this Friday. “Easy On Me” marks the first single from 30 and is set to arrive on Friday, October 15 at 12AM UK/ 7PM ET.
Funny enough, 30 will be released almost exactly six years to the date after Adele’s highly-decorated album 25 was released.
Adele has previously touched on the record and has said that this project was recorded for her eight-year-old son, Angelo, in an attempt to answer his questions about her divorce from Simon Konecki.
“My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for,” she said. “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.”
Adele concluded her Instagram post announcing her album by saying, “I’ve painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it.”
“Home is where the heart is.”