Whilst Adele’s single Easy On Me’s release is finally here, it’s not long before we can get even more excited ahead of the impending album, 30 – but what might we expect upon her long-awaited return?
It already has the seal of approval from her best pal Alan Carr and frankly, that’s all we need.
For the rest of us who haven’t had the privilege of listening to it yet, there’s mounting speculation over exactly how it might sound and where the London-born singer might have found influence.
The hitmaker confirmed earlier this month she would be back after a six-year-long break.
A lot has changed in the last few years for both Adele and well, all of us – here’s how we think it might culminate when the release finally comes in November.
Who will Adele be collaborating with?
Interestingly, but almost not surprising to anyone, Adele confessed she won’t be involved in any collaborations vocally with other artists.
However, some think she might be playing fans after they noticed her album artwork bore a striking similarity to another pop music queen’s previous work, Lady Gaga.
Gaga’s Joanne album from 2015 sees her facing away from the camera on a side view, with minimal makeup and blonde locks on the cover, in an almost identical pose to Adele.
It would be our absolute dream to see the pair duet on a song together… think of the immediate power it would have.
We also know Adele is a massive fan of the House of Gucci star, telling her Instagram fans Gaga and Tony Bennett’s collaborative effort was her favourite album of 2021.
Skepta is among artists cited as an influence for his inclusion of voice notes and after many online originally suspected a drum and bass style album, it doesn’t seem out of the question there could be a nod elsewhere to the London grime scene on the record.
We’d love to see her work with some smaller, emerging talent or some British emerging artists.
What we hope for from her music
Adele seems to have gone right back to her roots in what we’re sure will be the break-up album of the year – if not the decade – in her quest to explain her divorce to nine-year-old son Angelo in the ultimate love letter to her child.
In her interview with American Vogue, the very lucky writer who got a sneak peek of the tracks teased everything from Marvin Gaye to a possible party anthem – so it seems like we really might get a little bit of everything.
After Lorde released an uncharacteristically optimistic album, the nation is absolutely relying on Taylor Swift and Adele herself for the perfect autumn cool down anthems.
From what we can tell so far, it seems as though Easy On Me is Adele as we know her best, with an emotive piano ballad.
There’s also set to be influences from her previous record, as she has once again worked with Greg Kurstin, with who she co-wrote Hello.
But she’s also teased some aspects of the album that may be very different to anything we’ve heard from her before.
Speaking in her recent interview, mentions of gospel organ, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Brixton and emotive voice notes all crop up, promising an eclectic mix of tones throughout.
She told the publication: ‘There isn’t a bombastic Hello. But I don’t want another song like that. That song catapulted me in fame to another level that I don’t want to happen again.’
Other producers she’s worked with on the record include Swedish pop sensations Max Martin and Shellback, Swedish composer and Academy Award winner Ludwig Göransson and Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr – mean this album is sure to be an extremely powerful one, at the very least.
We’re expecting a more soulful and personal album than ever before, most likely to bring back the rawness of 19.
Her second Vogue interview hinted we might finally get a touch of European sun, transporting us everywhere from a late-night jazz haunt to the Balearic sunshine.
But most of all, we’re just very excited to have Adele back in our lives again, after all, it’s like she never even left.
Adele’s album 30 will be released on November 19.
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