It’s safe to say the majority of the nation are panic buying tissues to emotionally prepare for the release of Adele’s fourth album, 30 – due to drop this Friday. And in aims of preparing us, the singer took to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles for a CBS special. Accompanying the performance with an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the icon explained her songs were a way to say, “Hi, I’m here, I still exist!” as well as diving into the effects of her divorce and weight-loss journey.
Despite the effortless humour that exudes every non-existent pore of the music mogul, 30 promises to deliver a playlist of painful nostalgia and warming catharticism. Never being one to shy away from picking apart her own heartbreak, Adele continues to unite us all in the exploration of our lowest points – creating a masterpiece in the process. Despite much of the album being inspired by “DIVORCE, BABE, DIVORCE” as discovered from Adele’s recent Instagram live, the new tracks will uncover struggles with life after love, weight loss and raising her son. But with song titles such as “Cry Your Heart Out”, “Oh My God”, and “I Drink Wine”, I’d go as far to say her new music will be more relatable than ever.
Taking to the stage in front of her audience including faces such as Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy, and James Corden, Adele was surrounded by an orchestra dressed in all-white as she dripped her self out in a black mermaid silhouette, decorated with beads and statement galaxy jewels. Reducing the audience to tears with an impromptu proposal, it’s fair to say the next chapter of Adele’s career is sure to reduce us to tears.
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