Adele’s Iconic Return

Five years after her last album, Adele returns to the spotlight with her new album, 30.


At the beginning of October, Adele fans began speculating about an upcoming project from her. No one really knew when it was going to be released or if they were just theorizing on nothing.

When Taylor Swift moved the release of her version of the Red album back a week, Adele fans believed she would release something on the 19th. 

Adele had been posting on Instagram in September, most likely attempting to gain attention in preparation to rock the world with the announcement of a new album. 

Fan theories proved correct when Adele took to instagram October 5th to announce a new single. 

Teasing fans more, she started her first ever Instagram live on October 9th. Adele interacted with the fans while giving an insight into the album. One fan asked what the album would be about. The singer saw the comment and answered: “Divorce, babes. Divorce.” Social media blew up with memes of the live video, helping Adele’s release gain more traction. 

The song “Easy on Me,” was released on October 15th. The single would be a part of her fourth studio album, which she announced shortly after. 

“Getting to hear Adele’s new song and hear her new announcements made me really glad,” said Missy Carrera ‘24. And it’s not a wonder. Fans have been desperately waiting for new songs since 2015. 

The album is titled 30, correlating with the age Adele began writing it, which took her 3 years to produce. 

“It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life. When I was writing it, it was my friend who came over with a bottle of wine and a takeaway to cheer me up,” Adele said. 

Adele divorced businessman Simon Konecki, the father of her son, just a few years ago in 2019–a divorce that was long overdue. Adele grieved and moved on through writing her songs, which cover the process of the pair’s divorce and the aftermath. 

“After 6 long years, I think fans, including myself, are going to be very happy with the new album,” said Isabella Cruz ‘24. “The songs in the album will also most likely have some new techniques compared to her previous songs with how much time has passed that she’s used towards growing and evolving her music.”

Adele is one of the world’s most popular female singers due to hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.”

Her songs continue to be hits due to the thoughtful lyricism and intense vocals. All of her songs are classics and finally getting to experience new music from her and thoroughly enjoy it makes fans really excited to listen. 

Missy Carrera ‘24 is stoked to listen to the album. “Adele has always been an iconic singer, but mainly throughout my childhood. Actually getting to experience a new song from her and enjoy it when I can really understand it is really special,” Carrera said.

A lot of fans feel this exact way. As much as the anticipation killed Adele fans everywhere, the 30 album was finally released on November 19th.