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“Divorce, baby, divorce” Adele's latest single 'Easy on Me' is a heartbreak ballad for the ages

By Music - Doris Daga

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After 5 years of radio silence, Adele comes back strong explains our music expert Doris Daga

Adele dropped her new single Easy on Me off the back of her fourth studio album 30, coming in November.

The song, is classic Adele. No one does heartfelt piano ballads as well or as genius as this British beauty. An uncomplicated pop structure allows for the message to heartfelt message to flow through, no doubt an homage to her highly publicised divorce this past year.

On an Instagram live last week, when asked by a fan what the album is about Adele said, “divorce, baby, divorce” and clearly, she does not mess around. I urge you to just listen and let her message and her absolutely unmatched vocals carry you through this emotional trauma, which will be felt on a global scale.

Adele sticks to the black and white theme in the music video, and 'we’re not mad at it', especially as there is a true technicolor surprise during the second chorus. This reveals a red room where Adele is wearing copper tones, and an exquisite dark burgundy, patent trench coat. A look we will all be copying as we head deeper into autumn.

Easy on Me proves that Adele is still Adele, and she’s here to sweep us off our feet. There is no question that this is going to be one of the biggest hits of the year (or the decade). The single also shows us that sometimes, simplicity is king. There are no bells and whistles, no fancy production like we’re so used to ooh-ing and aah-ing over. This is music at its core, and we feel it in every bone of our bodies. That is the power of Adele.

Watch Adele's 'Easy on Me' music video:


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