Adele has finally announced the release date of her fourth album after a gradual drip-feed of information — the name of her new song, an unprecedented two simultaneous covers of Vogue in the US and the UK –
30 will be released on November 19th, as many predicted when Taylor Swift pushed her newest album’s release date back a week, from November 19th to November 12th, ostensibly to prevent a conflict with another pop superstar.
“I was nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started  nearly three years ago,” Adele stated in a statement following the news. In fact, the reverse is true.
I’ve always relied on regularity and predictability to feel secure. And yet, there I was, voluntarily or not, plunging into a labyrinth of utter chaos and inner anguish.”
Adele and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, the CEO of a nonprofit, separated in 2019. Adele revealed to Vogue that they had been apart for a long time before the breakup became public.
The ex-couple has a nine-year-old kid together.
Adele, now 33, said that in the previous three years she had “learned a lot of blistering home truths” about herself. “It feels like I’ve rediscovered my feeling.”
I’d even go so far as to say I’ve never felt more at ease in my life. As a result, I’m finally ready to release this record.”
The song Easy on Me, which will be released this Friday, precedes 30. A teaser video for the song leaked online, implying a return to Adele’s signature balladry – although it’s unclear if this is a false herring.
She compared the album to a friend who shows up during difficult times with bottles of wine, sound advice, comfort, spontaneous trips out, and unexpected gifts of magazines and face masks – “to make me feel loved while inadvertently reminding me not only what month it was, but that I should probably practice some self-care!”
“I’ve painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then,” she said, “and this album narrates it.”
Adele praised Glennon Doyle’s book Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living for changing her life in August 2020. She said on Instagram, “I am so ready for myself after reading this book!”
“It’s as if I’ve just landed for the first time in my body.” She told Vogue that exercising had helped her get over the severe anxiety she had been experiencing in recent years.
Adele’s next album, 30, will be her first for Columbia Records. Her previous albums were co-released by Columbia and XL Recordings, a British indie label.