The singer’s fourth studio album comes six years after her last award-winning album 25. Fans have been patiently awaiting Adele’s soulful return. Though nothing is certain about the release date, she doubled as the cover star on the covers of Vogue and British Vogue to share a bit about the upcoming album, her whereabouts and life after divorce.
This September mysterious billboards with the number ’30’ appeared in various cities around the world. Fans began making connections to Adele’s next album title. The billboards appeared in London, New York City and Paris. Some were also beamed onto notable landmarks including the Louvre and the Empire State Building. Adele’s social media accounts appeared to confirm the album’s release with matching aesthetics popping up on the feed.
We learned a few things about the project rumored to be called 30. Like her previous projects, it is named after an era chronicling the present time in her life. Ahead of its release, read a few facts about the project that is said to be nothing like what fans have heard from Adele before. Vogue describes it as “more eclectic than ever.”
Here’s what we learned:
1. The Singer Makes Historic ReturnSource:voguemagazine
The first person to double as the cover star for both Vogue and British Vogue. She shares a few details from her highly-anticipated album. This is Adele’s first interview in five years.
2. Maybe “I’m The Problem”Source:Phour_Loko
Whereas Adele’s previous albums took pride in telling her past lovers how she felt, she’s learning with this new album that maybe she was actually the problem for her relationship woes.
3. No CollabsSource:PopCrave
Speaking about this time being an age of artist collaboration, she told the publication: “It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s not calculated. It’s just never been right for some reason.”
4. Her Son Angelo Inspired The AlbumSource:AdeleGlobaI
Adele discusses how the songs were created for her son Angelo so that he may listen to understand her better when he’s older.
“He has so many simple questions for me that I can’t answer, because I don’t know the answer,” she shares in the Vogue story.
5. All of Us Hearing New Adele Is ComingSource:daydreamernatch
The first single “Easy on Me” comes out October 15. Vogue refers to Adele’s upcoming single as “a gut-wrenching plea of a piano ballad.”
6. Sad Girl Winter? Adele Played The Album For Her Dad Before He DiedSource:EmmaLolo_
Adele’s relationship with her father, Mark Evans, has long been an ongoing topic in the tabloids. (There were reports that he allegedly sold interviews about his daughter to gossip publications)
Despite the rumors and their alleged troubled past, before he died this year, Adele said she patched things up with him. “I found the peace to forgive him,” she told British Vogue. And a week before his death from cancer in May, she added, she played him her new album on a video call.
7. The Album Features Voice Notes From Other ArtistsSource:Bossip
The album will feature voice notes from other musicians, including Skepta and Tyler, the Creator. The publication confirmed the new album is without any features, but it will feature some of her musician friends with voice note interludes.
“I thought it might be a nice touch,” Adele told Vogue of the voice notes, “seeing as everyone’s been at my door for the last ten years, as a fan, to be like, Would you like to come in?”