We'll be honest here, we still haven't stopped crying and singing since Adele dropped the first single, Easy On Me, from her upcoming album, marking her return to the industry. And while it hasn't even been a week, we already have more to look forward to. Adele just revealed a special twist included in the new record titled 30.
From the get-go, Adele made it clear that her new collection of songs were dedicated to her son, Angelo Adkins, who is currently 9-years-old. The young boy hasn't had the easiest ride, especially after Adele and Angelo's father separated in April of 2019. The official statement stressed that the two exes were committed to "raising their son together lovingly," however the divorce still took a toll. And so Adele decided to channel that energy into one of the songs in particular.
Like all the Adele songs we've come to love, the Grammy Award-winning artist didn't shy away from her raw emotions in the lyrics - but this new album will feature something different: a voicemail recording that Adele left her friend while she was suffering from a panic attack. "It's in the song about my son," the 33-year-old explained to her interviewers on Carrie & Tommy. "It's at the end, in the outro. I was really frightened," the Rolling in the Deep singer continued. "I was having an anxiety attack and I called my best friend to try to talk to her to calm me down, but she didn't bloody answer."
What's the meaning behind the voicemail in the track? "It shines some light on [what] I'm talking about my son in the rest of the song, and once I put him to bed I can stop putting on that brave face," she continued. Adele previously spoke about her divorce in her British Vogue interview, and her hopes to one day explain her situation to her son. "I just like I wanted to explain... who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness," the honest mom confessed. "That's a real wound for me that I don't know if I'll ever be able to heal."
Her album, 30 is slotted for a November 19th release.