Call Your Therapist, Adele Is Back


Call Your Therapist, Adele Is Back

Prepare thine tear ducts — new Adele is coming. Today, the singer announced the title and release date of her first single in six years, simply tweeting, “Easy On Me — October 15.” Go easy on me, Adele. I need time to hydrate.

Accompanying the tweet is a wordless 21-second video, which you may think is not enough to base any predictions off of. To which I say, “Watch me.” The clip is monochromatic, very much in the style of the music videos for “Someone Like You” and “Hello.” We hear a soft, slow-ish piano, à la her previous ballads, and oh, my God, I’m already welling up. Finally, there is Adele herself, staring in the rearview mirror, adorned with her signature winged eyeliner. She’s driving a car packed with a bunch of stuff, sheet music flying out onto the road. Where are you going, Adele? Can I come too?? She’s even doing the wavy-hand-motion-out-the-window thing, something that we all know means, “Shh, I’m reflecting and/or pretending I’m in my own movie right now.”

A lot has happened since Adele’s last album, 25, which was released in 2015. She got divorced. She started dating Lebron James’s agent. There’s been a whole entire pandemic. There have been pleas far and wide for Adele to please, for the love of God, drop the album. Needless to say, the heartbreak is just ripe for the picking.

And Adele has been hinting at new music for some time now. In 2019, she gave us a little Instagram photo dump in honor of her 31st birthday, concluding her post with a prescient, “Bunch of fucking savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you.” Over the past couple weeks, billboards and projections of the number 30 have been popping up all over the world, including outside the Louvre in Paris, on the Colosseum in Rome, and near the top of New York’s Empire State building. Then, Adele changed her social-media photos to match the billboards (sans ‘30’).

Unfortunately, we still don’t have a release date or confirmation that her next album will be called “30” — let’s be real, that’s definitely what it’s going to be called. In the meantime, we’ll just have to watch this 21-second clip on repeat.

Call Your Therapist, Adele Is Back