Charlotte Foster


"Most turbulent period of my life": Adele's huge announcement

"Most turbulent period of my life": Adele's huge announcement

In a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, Adele delighted fans as she officially announced her highly-anticipated new album.

The songstress revealed that her album, titled 30, will be released on November 19th.

Adele described the album as a diary of "the most turbulent period of my life", as she navigated her divorce with Simon Konecki after seven years together.

In a text image, she writes about the process of making her album and then having its release delayed.

She says, "I was certainly nowhere near where I'd hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 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!"

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"I've learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I've shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and 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."

The 33-year-old singer goes on to explain how her new album was her "ride or die" and her "friend" that she needed during a difficult time in her personal life.

She concludes the post saying "Home is where the heart is x".

The post has racked up almost 5 million likes in under 12 hours, as fans of Adele from around the globe rejoice in her return.

The first single from the album, Easy On Me, will be released on October 15th: her first new single since 2016.

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Adele's new album 30 comes as her fourth studio album, following 19 (2008), 21 (2011) and 25 (2015), which she has previously described as timestamps of her life at those ages.

Image credits: Instagram @adele