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Adele has been releasing deeply personal music for over a decade. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has often bared all in her lyrics, and her upcoming album 30 will be no exception.

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Adele’s ’30’ album is her comeback after 6 years

Adele released her third album, 25, in 2015. The album went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and sold millions of copies worldwide.

Now, after a six-year hiatus from music, Adele is preparing for her return to the spotlight. In October 2021, the number “30” was projected on monuments around the world including Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building. Adele’s website and social media channels were updated to match the design. And she announced that she’ll be releasing a new single called “Easy On Me” on October 15. 

While a release date for the rumored 30 album has yet to be confirmed, music fans believe it’s slated for release on November 19. Taylor Swift was going to release her album Red (Taylor’s Version) on that date, but suddenly announced she was pushing up the release by a week, presumably to make way for Adele.

Adele on 'Saturday Night Live'
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Adele’s ’30’ album will be about divorce

After being gone for so long, fans have been curious about what 30 will be about. In an Instagram Live in October 2021 — her first time going live on the platform — she answered questions about the album, her life, and much more.

A fan asked her what her next album is going to be based on. She had a simple answer: “Divorce, babe, divorce.”

The album will be Adele’s first time releasing music since her divorce from charity CEO Simon Konecki. The two split in April 2019 after seven years together. In 2012, Adele gave birth to their son, Angelo.


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Adele’s albums are snapshots of her life at different ages

Adele sat down with USA Today to discuss her second album 21 in 2011 and explained hy her albums are named after her age.

“It appears to be a running theme that I call my albums after my age at the time,” she chuckled. “People [after] my first album were like, ‘Oh, will your second album, your sophomore album, be called 21?’ I was like, ‘No, I do have an imagination, guys.’ But I ended up calling it 21. So unless something really poignant and life-defining happens that’s worthy enough of being titled after my age, then I don’t know if I’ll carry on [doing it].”

In 2016, she told Artisan News why she decided to go with her age for the album title for a third time. “I decided to call this one 25 and do my age again because a lot happened between my last record and this one, and not just because of my career, but in my life,” she said honestly. She said at the time that it would be the last time she was doing it, making it a proper trilogy.