Unless your home is under a rock, you probably know that Adele released her fourth studio album on November 19, 2021. This is Adele’s first new music since the release of her third studio album in 2015. It has been six years since Adele fans have been graced with her music. Needless to say, a lot has happened in Adele’s life over the last six years and her newest album was inspired by these struggles, including her divorce from her husband, Simon Konecki.
As part of the pre-release of her album, Adele hosted a concert for her closest friends and family. Adele’s “One Night Only” premiered on CBS on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The concert local was Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, and the views of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park were breathtaking. The concert featured a special interview between Adele and Oprah Winfrey. Several Hollywood stars were in attendance at the concert including other singer/songwriters, namely Lizzo, Selena Gomez, and Drake. The concert was also the first time Adele’s son, Angelo, saw his mom perform live.
During her interview with Oprah, Adele spoke of inspiration for the new album. Adele noted that she first realized she was truly not happy when she sat down to answer random questions in a “bougie magazine.” Adele remembers one of the questions asking, “What is something that no one else knows about you?” That is when she realized her own unhappiness. Adele also spoke of her divorce from Simon Konecki with Oprah. Adele truly believes that Simon came into her life in the right season and right moment; however, they eventually fell out of love with each other. Adele and Simon are still friends, and work together to co-parent their son, Angelo. Adele said she never imagined she would be in a situation where she would have to split custodial time of her child with someone else, but that is the situation she is currently in, and she is trying to make the best of it. Over the years, she has realized the importance of showing up for yourself every single day and living life to the fullest.
Listening to Adele’s work is an experience. The emotions that her songs evoke are not only powerful, but also relatable. Regardless of your situation at this moment, you should go forth and sing your heart out with Adele’s new album.