12 Facts About Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Song Off Her New Album Called ’30’ – Meaning To Lyrics Explained

Popstar and Grammy award-winning singer, Adele has released the first single titled “Easy On Me” off her 4th studio album called “30” – review, lyrics, and everything you need to know.

After six years of silence, British pop megastar Adele has at last dropped “Easy on Me,” the first single from her forthcoming fourth studio album 30.

Since the release of her third album in 2015, the 33-year-old 15-time Grammy winner has gotten married and divorced and opened up about living with depression.

Given that she is famous the world over for her heart-wrenching, personal ballads, six years of life will have undoubtedly provided ample material for more in that vein—and “Easy on Me” offers proof that fans looking for familiar comfort in that which they’ve long loved about Adele will find it in this project.

Singer Adele ended her hiatus by releasing a new song titled Easy On Me on Friday, October 15. The listeners have been waiting for Adele’s return to the music world.

Easy On Me also marks her first work in five years. Adele also announced her latest album titled 30 which will be released in November.

Here’s what to know about the new single “Easy On Me”, and about the long-awaited release of 30.

1. Adele’s new album ’30’ will explain her divorce to her young son

Facts About Adele's 'Easy On Me' Song Off Her New Album Called '30'

Adele has revealed that her new album was recorded to help her nine-year-old son understand why she and his father got divorced.

“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,” the star told Vogue.

“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,” she added.

The 33-year-old pop superstar has given separate interviews to Vogue’s British and American editions – her first for five years – as she prepares to releases her highly anticipated fourth album.

It is titled 30 – which is the age at which she married her long-term partner Simon Konecki and then left him.

“My entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it,” said the singer, acknowledging that she had “bit off a grenade” and threw it into her marriage.

On Tuesday, she released a short snippet of her forthcoming single, titled Easy On Me, which was released in full on Friday, 15 October.

Explaining the lyrics, in which she sings “Go easy on me…”, Adele said: “It’s not like anyone’s having a go at me, but it’s like, I left the marriage. Be kind to me as well.

“It was the first song I wrote for the album and then I didn’t write anything else for six months after because I was like, ‘OK, well, I’ve said it all.”

As she worked on the rest of the album, the music became a method of explaining things to their son Angelo when he’s older, she said.

One song, described by Vogue as “an absolute belter of a relationship takedown”, is “obviously about stuff that happened,” Adele said, “but I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo what I expect him to treat his partner like, whether it be a woman or a man or whatever.

“After going through a divorce, my requirements are sky-high. There’s a very big pair of shoes to fill.”

Despite previous reports that the often-secretive singer had married Konecki in 2016, she told the magazine they did not tie the knot until 2018.

“The timeline the press have of my relationship, my marriage, is actually completely wrong,” she said. “We got married when I was 30… and then I left.”

She didn’t reveal how long it was until they separated, but said: “It wasn’t very long.” She filed for divorce in 2019.

“It just wasn’t right for me anymore,” she explained. “I didn’t want to end up like a lot of other people I knew. I wasn’t miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first. But, yeah, nothing bad happened or anything like that.”

Konecki now lives across the road from his ex-wife, and the pair share custody of Angelo.

The singer told the US magazine: “If I can reach the reason why I left, which was the pursuit of my own happiness, even though it made Angelo really unhappy – if I can find that happiness and he sees me in that happiness, then maybe I’ll be able to forgive myself for it.”

In the interviews, the pop superstar also addressed her weight loss, after Instagram photos of her slim figure became a talking point.

“My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now,” she said. “I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person.”

2. What has Adele said about the new album’s themes?

Facts About Adele's 'Easy On Me' Song Off Her New Album Called '30'
Adele and Rich Paul, her new boyfriend

Adele confirmed speculation surrounding her new album’s name in a tweet: 30 will continue the numerical pattern of her previous albums, which reflect the age she was when she wrote them. Her 2008 debut was titled 19, her 2011 sophomore album was called 21, and her third, in 2015, was called 25.

In two coinciding interviews with Vogue U.S. and Vogue U.K.—Adele is the first cover star to appear on both editions during the same month—the singer divulged compelling details about the upcoming album.

She told interviewers that 33 is dedicated to her son, 9-year-old Angelo, whose father is her ex-husband Simon Konecki. She explained that she hopes the songs will one day help clarify to Angelo her decisions for divorcing his father, emotional territory he’s still too young to grasp.

When Angelo was 6, Adele told Vogue, he asked her: “Can you see me? Cause I can’t see you.” The child, Adele seemed to be saying, was using the word metaphorically, somehow aware of his mother’s emotional struggles. “Well, my whole life fell apart in that moment,” the singer said. “He knew I wasn’t there…That’s when I started sharing with him.” This interaction inspired Adele to record conversations she had with him, so she could make sure he was kept in the loop—snippets appear on a track on the new album written for him.

This is the key difference between 33 and Adele’s previous albums: It’s about “self-redemption,” an introspective journey into the singer’s faults, mental health, and desires. She makes clear that it is neither divorce nor a revenge record.

“It was more me divorcing myself,” Adele told Vogue U.S. “All the other albums are like, You did this! You did that! F*** you! Why can’t you arrive for me? Then I was like: Oh, s***, I’m the running theme, actually. Maybe it’s me!

3. What does the music on 30 sound like?

According to Vogue U.K., 30 is her most musically diverse album yet. One impassioned song documents her post-break-up dating experiences, replete with disappointing and emotionally unavailable men. “I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo [how] I expect him to treat his partner,” she explained. “After going through a divorce, my requirements are sky-high. There’s a very big pair of shoes to fill.”

In a departure from her typical sound, one track features a catchy electropop beat, underscoring a period of post-divorce “self-destruction” and heavy partying in L.A. clubs. The album’s final seven-minute composition, however, invokes the Adele grandeur to which listeners are accustomed. It’s the ending song that Breakfast at Tiffany’s should have had, she told both Vogue interviewers—the movie was playing in the studio as she recorded it.

Unlike so many star-studded records these days, there are no featured artists on 30. “It’s not that I don’t want to,” Adele told British Vogue. “It’s not calculated. It’s just never been right for some reason.”

The star did return to her most trusted collaborators, however, including Greg Kurstin, who she worked with on 25, and Swedish hitmaker Max Martin (famous for, among other epic tracks, “…Baby, One More Time,” “I Want It That Way” and a bevy of Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift hits). London-based producer Inflo also contributed, as did Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson, who won the Academy Award for the Black Panther score.

Although details of the rest of the album have been kept tightly under wraps, one thing is for sure: this is Adele’s most personal album yet. “I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore”, the singer told Vogue U.S. “This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

4. Album 30 Is About Adele’s Personal life

Facts About Adele's 'Easy On Me' Song Off Her New Album Called '30'

Album 30 became Adele’s way of answering questions about her divorce to her son, Angelo. He admits that in his domestic relationship, he is the source of the problem.

However, Adele did not want album 30 to be a divorce album, but Adele divorced herself. During her Instagram Live session, many asked what the story of this album was and Adele replied, “Divorce, honey. Divorce.”

5. Why The Number 30?

Adele herself is 33 years old but she has title 30 because it was a big year for her.

“30 tried me so hard but I got the hang of it and tried my best to get through it. How long we’re here to live in constant and complicated at times,” Adele said on Instagram.

6. Date Of Album Release

Adele didn’t want this album to sound as horrendous as Hello. According to a source, this album will be a reflection of his good times and learning to accept circumstances.

Adele’s latest album, 30 will be released on November 19 physically and digitally.

7. What has Adele been up to since releasing 25 in 2015?

Facts About Adele's 'Easy On Me' Song Off Her New Album Called '30'

Adele is notoriously private, well-known for avoiding and playfully misleading reporters. This month’s Vogue interviews were her first dalliances with the press since 2016. Since then, her life has undergone several significant developments.

She wed her long-term partner and the father of her child, charity executor Konecki, in 2018, contrary to press reports that it was two years earlier. The couple split in 2019—Adele said she is “embarrassed” that “it wasn’t very long”—and finalized their divorce earlier this year.

The split was amicable, however. Konecki lives across the street from Adele’s Beverly Hills home base in a house she bought, and the pair share custody. They kept the split a secret for so long to protect their son, Adele told British Vogue.

There was no one reason for the break-up. “It just wasn’t right for me anymore,” the singer said. “I wasn’t miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first.” Yet the pair still shares a strong bond. “I’d trust him with my life,” she told Vogue. “I definitely chose the perfect person to have my child with.”

The singer is happily in a new relationship with NBA sports agent Rich Paul. The pair met through mutual friends but only got together a few months ago. Adele was pictured with the 39-year-old, who has signed the likes of Lebron James, at a basketball game in July. She has since posted a photo with him on Instagram. “We’re very happy,” she told British Vogue.

Adele also got real about her recent struggles with her mental health—the Vogue U.S. profile refers to the “Year of Anxiety” when she split with her ex. She got through it, she said, with “a lot of meditation…a lot of therapy” and going to the gym. The singer expressed annoyance at the intense press scrutiny over her weight loss, which she said was due to a strict exercise regime during lockdown rather than any diets. “I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety,” she told Vogue U.S.

Part of her therapy involved returning to feelings of abandonment in her childhood—her father, Mark Evans, who died of cancer in May, left her mom soon after Adele was born. The singer’s relationship with Evans was strained—he had sold stories about her to the press—but she said they “got [their peace]” before he died, and she played him her new album. “One thing that definitely happened in my divorce was that it humanized my parents for me,” she said.

Music has been a source of comfort for the singer from a young age. Writing her latest album was no exemption. “I definitely feel like when my life is spiraling out of control I want to be in the studio because no one can get me,” she told British Vogue. “[It’s] my safe space.”

8. ‘Hurt my feelings’

She added: “The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very… disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”

The star also addressed the occasion where she was accused of cultural appropriation, by sharing a photo of her wearing a traditional African hairstyle to mark what would have been the Notting Hill Carnival in 2020.

“I could see comments being like, ‘The nerve to not take it down,’ which I totally get,” she said. “But if I take it down, it’s me acting like it never happened. And it did. I totally get why people felt like it was appropriating.

She said her thought process at the time had been: “If you don’t go dressed to celebrate the Jamaican culture – and in so many ways we’re so entwined in that part of London – then it’s a little bit like, ‘What you coming for, then?'”

But with hindsight, she admitted: “I didn’t read the… room.”

9. About Adele’s Easy On Me Song

It’s the moment the world’s been waiting for: Adele‘s “Easy on Me” lyrics are finally here! The singer’s new single marks her first foray back into music since 2015, and naturally, it’s everything fans have been missing all these years.

Adele first announced “Easy on Me” on October 5, 2021, after a six-year hiatus from music. The song, which was released on October 15, 2021, is the lead single from her 2021 album, 30, which is set to arrive on Friday, November 19.

Since announcing her fourth studio album, Adele has admitted that it may be her favorite—and most personal—record yet. “It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it,” she said in the November issue of Vogue. “I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it into their hearts so much. I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

Given how close this album is to her heart, it’s likely fans can expect to hear Adele’s reflections on all the major life changes that have transpired since we last heard from her. According to Style Caster, that includes her 2019 divorce from Simon Konecki, along with her new relationship with boyfriend Rich Paul.

Sonically, “Easy on Me” is a melodic piano ballad with ample room for Adele’s vocals to shine and a booming chorus sure to be quickly memorized and belted out by her legions of fans, especially those in the throes of heartbreak.

Thematically, the song reflects on the end of a relationship. “There ain’t no room for things to change/ when we are both so deeply stuck in our ways,” she sings. “You can’t deny how hard I’ve tried/ I changed who I was to put you both first but now I give up.” It doesn’t take much to guess that the “both” in this lyric refers to Adele’s ex-husband and their child together.

She sings of having been “still a child/ didn’t get the chance to feel the world around me,” perhaps connecting her turbulent childhood to the breakdown of her adult relationship. She is vulnerable and introspective, tender with herself, and ultimately at least a little bit hopeful.

According to the “Chasing Pavements” singer, however, there aren’t any huge callouts on this record like “Hello,” her 2015 single. “There isn’t a bombastic ‘Hello.’ But I don’t want another song like that,” she also told Vogue. “That song catapulted me in fame to another level that I don’t want to happen again. I’m not saying I’ve got ‘Hello’s in my pocket. I was just conscious that I didn’t want my story on this album to sound like that.”

This choice is clear to hear in “Easy on Me,” where Adele sings even more vulnerably about all the fears and hesitations of new love. As the title suggests, Adele is asking her partner to “go easy on her.” In the song, Adele sings about how she and her partner were “stuck” in their ways and how she tried “hard” to make their relationship work, but at some point, she has to “give up.” “When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways /  You can’t deny how hard I’ve tried / I’ve changed who I was to put you both first / But now I givе up,” Adele sings.

The lyric could be a reference to her marriage to Konecki, whom she divorced in 2019 after two years together. The “Easy on Me” music video also shows Adele moving out of the home seen in her 2018 music video for “Hello,” which could also be a reference to how she’s moving from her marriage. A source told Us Weekly at the time that Adele and Konecki—who shares  an 8-year-old son named Angelo—ended their relationship because they “realized the romantic love was no longer there.” “Their relationship evolved and they became more like friends than lovers,” the insider said. The source also noted at the time that Adele and Konecki were both “disappointed” their marriage “didn’t work out.”

10. Easy On Me Has Similar Concept to Hello

The music video for Easy On Me was released along with the song. Since the teaser was launched, many fans have suspected the concept of the music video is similar to Hello, Adele’s 2015 song.

The video begins with Adele calling someone while leaving the house. It turned out that Adele left the house she had sold.

11. For children

Adele and ex-husband, Simon Konecki.

The song ‘Easy On Me’ is Adele’s expression to her son, Angelo, who often asks of his father, Simon Konecki. Adele and Konecki officially divorced in March this year.

“He (Angelo) has a lot of questions that I can’t answer because I don’t know the answers. Like, why can’t we just stay together? Because that’s not what people do when they get divorced. But why? I was like, I really don’t know.” Adele told Vogue.

12. What about the music video?

The five-and-a-half-minute video, rendered at first in black and white before dramatically blooming into deep fall colors, and directed by Xavier Dolan, features the singer packing up and heading out of a quiet country home with a “Sold” sign in front of it on a blustery day. With winged eyeliner, a trench coat, voluminous hair, and razor-sharp nails, she takes a phone call from someone she calls “darling.” She gets into her car, puts a cassette in the tape player, and begins to sing her wistful tune.

As she drives, pages of music fly off of her car into the wind, the past metaphorically shed, perhaps older versions of herself as an artist sailing away with them.

Adele “Easy on Me” Lyrics

Read Adele’s “Easy on Me” lyrics via Genius below.

[Verse 1]

There ain’t no gold in this river

That I’ve been washing my hands in forever

I know there is hope in these waters

But I can’t bring myself to swim

When I am drowning in the silence

Baby, let me in


Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

Didn’t get the chance to

Feel the world around me

I had no time to choose what I chose to do

So go easy on me

[Verse 2]

There ain’t no room for a thing to change

When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways

You can’t deny how hard I’ve tried

I’ve changed who I was to put you both first

But now I givе up


Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

Didn’t get thе chance to

Feel the world around me

Had no time to choose what I chose to do

So go easy on me


I had good intentions

And I had these hopes

But I know it now

It probably hasn’t even shown


Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

Didn’t get the chance to

Feel the world around me

Had no time to choose what I chose to do

So go easy on me

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