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Adele has been teasing her new album for a while, promoting it by going on Instagram Live and being completely puzzled by the phrase “Body Count”, but she’s made things official now.
All in one In a new Instagram post, the singer confirmed that 30 will be released on November 19th and accompanied the announcement with some thought about what this album means for her.
“I was certainly nowhere near where I was hoping when I started almost three years ago, “she wrote. “Actually on the contrary. I rely on routine and consistency to make me feel safe. I always have.
She continued, “I learned many glowing truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers, but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered really useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I would even go so far as to say that I’ve never felt so peaceful in my life. “
Adele’s words are so thoughtful, it seems clear that this album will touch just as deeply as her first three (also named for her age at the time of release: 19, 21 and 25. She also explained how working on this album helped her through a difficult period in her life (“Divorce, Baby, Divorce,” as she points on IG Live said). For context, she and ex Simon Konecki finalized their divorce in March 2021, according to The Sun.
“It was my ride or my death during the most tumultuous time of my life,” Adele said of the album, before turning the message into an ode to her best friends.
“When I wrote it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a snack to cheer me up,” she wrote. “My wise friend who always gives the best advice. Not to mention the one who is wild and says, ‘It’s your return to Saturn, babes, you only live once.’ The friend who stayed up all night just holding my hand while I sobbed incessantly without knowing why. The get up and go friend who picked me up and took me somewhere, I said I didn’t want to go, but just wanted to get me out of the house for some vitamin D. That friend who snuck in and left me 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 practice some self-care ! “
She continued:” And then this friend who definitely checked in with me even though I stopped contacting them because I was so consumed with my own grief. Since then I have then carefully rebuilt my house and heart and this album tells it. “
Your conclusion? “Home is where the heart x is.” My conclusion? Adele sounds like she has the best support system in the world. I’m so excited for her and so excited for the album. Do with 30!