Adele Dropped Her New Single "Easy On Me," and the Internet Had a Collective Good Cry
After six years of anticipation, the moment fans have been waiting for finally arrived last night: Adele dropped her new single "Easy On Me" along with the music video, and unsurprisingly, the song had the internet feeling just about every emotion.
The Grammy winner released the heartbreaking ballad and the accompanying black-and-white visuals at midnight in the U.K. — and let's just say, be prepared to grab the tissues. In the video, Adele seemingly draws parallels from her past and present while shooting in the same home from "Hello." Looking around the empty house, she decides to pack her bag and leave, and halfway through the song, the screen suddenly turns to color to represent her healing growth. Meanwhile, the lyrics make it clear that the song is about her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares their eight-year-old son, Angelo. "There ain't room for things to change / When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways / You can't deny how hard I've tried / I changеd who I was to put you both first / But now I give up," she sings.
Naturally, fans lost it and shared their reactions (ranging from sad to downright depressed) to the song on Twitter.
This month, Adele revealed that she wrote "Easy On Me" to help explain to her son when he's older why she decided to divorce his dad. "My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don't have an answer for. Like? 'Why can't you still live together?'" she told British Vogue. "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. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that's a real wound for me that I don't know if I'll ever be able to heal."