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Adele’s new song drops and it makes the world cry

The soaring piano ballad, featuring one of the most raw and vulnerable vocal performances of the pop phenomenon’s career, premiered on Friday with millions tuning into the video and streaming services to savour her first new music in six years.Easy On Me is the introductory single to her fourth album to be released on November 19 which the singer has said is heavily influenced by the aftermath of her divorce from husband Simon Konecki and her nine-year-old son Angelo.The video was reportedly filmed by Xavier Dolan at the same Quebec farm location as the Hello clip but also throws off Rolling In The Deep vibes with Adele performing much of the song from a chair in an empty house as loose chart music sheets are scattered around the floor. “There ain’t no room for our things to change, When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways, You can’t deny how hard I’ve tried, I changed who I was to put you both first, But now I give up,” she sings in the second verse.The video ends with the superstar laughing as she breaks character to show how she’s been subjected to an industrial fan artfully tossing her long tresses.“I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” noted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart. I’ve changed. Adele’s changed. And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes. It’s all the same, but different.” The Adele comeback has been the most anticipated pop music return since she started teasing she was working on new music two years ago.The Queen of Pop’s comeback campaign was launched two weeks ago when 30 was projected onto iconic monuments including Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Colosseum and the Louvre.That was followed by a snippet of Easy On Me and then the release of her Vogue covers as she became the first person to simultaneously feature on the front of both the British and American editions.When she announced its November 19 release date, 33-year-old Adele told fans she had “learned a lot of blistering home truths” about herself over the past three years.“I was nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started [30] nearly three years ago. Quite the opposite actually. 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 said in a social media statement.Adele, who has found love again with American sports agent Rich Paul, said she was only ready to put 30 out into the world now after processing her divorce.“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. And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out,” she said.Fans have speculated someone must have tipped off Taylor Swift’s camp that Adele would put out 30 on November 19. The day before the 30 projections launched, Swift announced she was bringing the release of Red (Taylor’s Version) forward a week to November 12.

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