Adele has graced our ears once more nearly six years after she last dropped an album. On Oct. 14, Adele dropped her new single “Easy On Me.” This single pleasantly surprised fans all around the world as the star hasn't dropped any new songs since her hit album “25” in 2015.
Although the song has only been out for a week, Adele has already surpassed 10 million streams. As an avid Adele fan myself, I knew I had to listen to this new song and it did not disappoint.
“Easy On Me,” similar to Adele’s other songs, includes a brutally honest message. This song shares the ins and outs of her recent subsequent divorce from Simon Konecki. The first verse dives into the moment when Adele finally had the courage to leave her marriage. "There ain't no gold in this river / That I've been washin' my hands in forever," she sings in the opening lines.
"I know there is hope in these waters / But I can't bring myself to swim / When I am drowning in this silence / Baby, let me in." In these first few lines we can come to the conclusion that Adele is trying to make it work but she is understanding that some things aren't meant to be, no matter how hard we try.
She also sings of hope and ambition of a future of happiness outside of this low moment in her life. This message of a light at the end of the tunnel is such a resonating message as there are so many individuals whom this could reside with. We all have our own struggles from school to sexuality and everything in between.
Adele’s words of hope and encouragement, even when going through such a challenging situation, shows just how strong she is as a person and this encourages us to all be strong in our own hardships.
She spoke out in an interview with British Vogue stating that another message of her song could be that she was singing directly to her nine year old son, Angelo, explaining why she and his father had gotten a divorce.
"I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he's in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness."
This is only the first of many songs to come from Adele’s new album, “30,” which should be out in a few months, and I for one am very excited to see where else she takes us in her songs throughout her new album.
Overall, this song definitely deserves a listen whether you are an Adele superfan or this is the first song of hers you are listening to. It shares the messages of hope and light at the end of the tunnel which is something that we all need after the crazy few years we’ve had.
I hope you are able to listen to it and not only jam out — because it's just that good — but also feel the vulnerability within the lyrics.