The title “30” had been expected since the number had recently been projected around the world in the typical Adele design on major landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. The Briton has always named her first three albums after the year she started working on them: “19”, “21” and “25”. Adele has sold well over 100 million records to date. She received an Oscar for the title song of the James Bond film “Skyfall”, and the Briton has also received several Grammy awards.
“When I was 30, my life fell apart without warning,” Adele told Vogue. At that time, shortly after the wedding, she separated from her husband Simon Konecki, who is the father of her son Angelo (9). It was the “most turbulent time of my life”, she said now.
It is not a divorce album, emphasizes the singer. Above all, she wants to leave something behind for her son: “Over time, the album became an opportunity to explain things to him – something he can listen to when he’s older.” would do anything for each other, stresses Adele. The singer is now in a relationship with sports agent Richard Paul.
Actually, “30” was planned much earlier. In February 2020 she was filmed announcing the work for September at a friend’s wedding. “I was completely drunk,” says Adele with a laugh. Finally, Corona also slowed down work. Now “Vogue” reporter Giles Hattersley is one of the first to describe the new songs. He reports on a professional development, musically the range of the new album is more varied than before – from the singer-songwriter to the “midnight chanteuse” to the chilled out Balearic club at sunset.