Adele has been hard at work on a followup to 25 for quite some time. Fans were under the impression it’d be a collection of love songs because up until now, it appeared her family life was stable. However, the singer confirmed she and husband Simon Konecki have separated.
“Adele and her partner have separated,” Adele’s reps said in a statement to the Associated Press. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
Of course breakups are the absolute worst, but Adele is the queen of heartbreak anthems. I feel ashamed to admit one of my first thoughts upon hearing this news is that her forthcoming album will be EPIC. Adele writes from personal experiences, even when they’re painful, so expect the LP to offer a revealing look at lost love. I need a good cry.
In a post celebrating her 31st birthday, Adele called her album 30. It’s worth mentioning because she stated years ago 25 would be the last album named after her age. It’s probably tentative, but perhaps she’s had a change of heart.
“This is 31…thank fucking god,” she said. “30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all. No matter how long we’re here for life is constant and complicated at times. I’ve changed drastically in the last couple years and I’m still changing and that’s okay. 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself. For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once. Be kind to yourself people we’re only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity. Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough. I’ll learn to love you lot eventually.”
She added: “Bunch of f—–g savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up eh.”