Adele is lastly again, and it’s as if she by no means left.
The British belter with the roof-raising voice launched her new single, “Simple on Me,” on Thursday, setting off a monthlong countdown to the arrival of her long-awaited fourth studio album, “30.”
A stately and dramatic piano ballad within the basic Adele model, “Simple on Me” finds the 33-year-old singer considering her expertise in a fraught relationship: “There ain’t no room for a factor to alter / Once we are each so deeply caught in our methods,” she sings, her voice hovering but barely crinkly across the edges, “You may’t deny how laborious I’ve tried / I modified who I used to be to place you each first / However now I hand over.”
One presumes — sniffle — she’s singing about her latest divorce from Simon Konecki, with whom she shares a younger son.
Produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin — who labored with Adele on her smash 2015 single “Whats up,” which topped the Billboard Sizzling 100 for 10 consecutive weeks — “Simple on Me” is the primary providing from “30,” set for launch on Nov. 19.
Within the tune’s music video, which additionally got here out Thursday, Adele portrays a lady driving away from a house along with her belongings packed right into a trailer.
The singer’s new album will comply with her 2015 blockbuster, “25,” which has been licensed 11-times-platinum within the U.S. alone and gained 5 Grammy Awards, together with album of the yr. (Every of Adele’s LPs has been titled after the age at which she wrote it.)
Impressed by what she referred to as “probably the most turbulent interval” of her life in an Instagram publish, “30” will reportedly characteristic collaborations with writers and producers together with Max Martin and Tobias Jesso Jr., each of whom she’s labored with earlier than, in addition to newcomers Inflo, recognized for his partnership with Hazard Mouse, and Ludwig Goransson, recognized for his work with Infantile Gambino and his scoring work on movies comparable to “Black Panther.”