Adele sent fans into meltdown as she played a clip of her upcoming single Easy On Me during her very first Instagram live stream on Saturday.
The singer, 33, who admitted she would get into trouble by her management, pressed play on the track in which she likened her emotions to a river.
It comes after she unveiled her long-awaited new music on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to reveal the track is set for release on 15 October.
As her followers flooded the comments’ section with questions about her upcoming album, rumoured to be titled 30, she revealed the project will be inspired by her divorce from former husband Simon Konecki, 47, earlier this year.
Surprise! Adele sent fans into meltdown as she played a clip of her upcoming single Easy On Me during her very first Instagram live stream on Saturday
Yay! The Someone Like You singer unveiled her long-awaited new music on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October (pictured is a shot from the teaser clip)
In its lyrics, she sang, ‘There is 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…’
The vocal powerhouse also opened up about her mental health during the candid chat, revealing she takes it on a ‘day-by-day’ basis but feels it is ‘very good’ currently.
‘My mental health is very good at the moment. I take it day-by-day and I address whatever comes my way,’ she admitted.
‘It definitely helps me feel better if I take my time. Writing my music… yeah it’s been really therapeutic for sure.
Wow! The singer, 33, who admitted she would get into trouble by her management, pressed play on the track in which she likened her emotions to a river
Candid: The vocal powerhouse also opened up about her mental health during the candid chat, revealing she takes it on a ‘day-by-day’ basis but feels it is ‘very good’ currently
‘I think I lost the appreciation for that. I got things out that I didn’t want to say out loud and talk about,’ the Hello hitmaker added.
‘What’s my next album going to be based on? Divorce, babe, divorce,’ the Tottenham-raised beauty quipped.
Adele also wasn’t shy of dipping her toes into the Free Britney movement, telling viewers that she had met the ‘lovely’ star a few times and is glad she’s happy.
She recently took to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October.
In a brooding black and white teaser, the star’s trademark liquid eyeliner was visible as well as her long nails as she drove a car down a country road having just slotted a cassette into a player with the name of the song scrawled across.
Open book: ‘My mental health is very good at the moment. I take it day-by-day and I address whatever comes my way,’ she admitted (pictured in 2017)
She’s back! She recently took to Twitter to reveal her new song is called Easy On Me and is set for release on 15 October
Adele could be seen with her hand extended out of the car window moving in time with the music. She was sporting a PVC mac and lengthy, pointed nails.
As she sped along the street, sheet music blew out of bags in her car and into the air as the piano played – yet no vocals were heard from the pop icon.
Fans swiftly flooded the post with excited replies, as users responded: ‘ADELE OMGGG… OMFG… At least now we know why the comeback took so long, the songs flew out of the car… took three years to gather them all music notes…
‘I LOVE YOU SO MUCH… SHE IS HERE TO BREAK THE INTERNET… Already did… FINALLY! YESSSS… Woww’.
The release came after fans could barely contain their excitement on Monday as they flooded Twitter with speculation of her fourth album.
Tease: The social media update came just days after Adele fans speculated that new music was on the way after a series of ’30’ billboards popped up across the globe
She prompted the lively online conversations after updating her social media channels to encompass an intriguing dark teal hue.
Observant enthusiasts noticed the colour was synonymous with a series of ’30’ billboards that popped up across the globe last week.
The ’30’ title would certainly fall in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, with all three of her studio albums named after her age.
Her debut album 19 was released in 2008, followed by 21 in 2011 and 25 in 2015.
Should Adele follow the previous pattern, the 30 album would provide plenty of inspiration, having been the age she separated from ex-husband Simon.
Fans going wild: Fan accounts spotted multiple billboards suggesting her fourth album would follow her pattern of calling albums after her age (pictured in 2020)
The Set Fire To The Rain songstress and charity CEO Simon announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later.
The couple – who dated for seven years and were married for two – co-parent their son Angelo, eight.
Speaking to American Vogue in her first interview in five years, Adele revealed she hopes her new album, in which she sings about her divorce, will help Angelo understand what happened when he’s older.
She explained: ‘He has so many simple questions for me that I can’t answer, because I don’t know the answer. Like, “Why can’t we still live together?”
‘”That’s just not what people do when they get divorced.”
‘”But why not?”
‘I’m like, “I don’t f***ing know. That’s not what society does.”
‘And, “Why don’t you love my dad anymore?” and I’d be like, “I do love your dad. I’m just not in love. I can’t make that make sense to a nine-year-old.”‘
Talented: The ’30’ title would certainly fall in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, with all three of her studio albums named after her age (pictured in 2020)
Adele also admitted she struggled with talking to their son about her separation, causing her so much anxiety that her therapist suggested she record herself speaking to Angelo so she could remember what had been said.
She told British Vogue: ‘Obviously Simon and I never fought over him or anything like that. Angelo’s just like, “I don’t get it.”
‘I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person.’
She added: ‘When I was 30, my entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it.’
‘I wasn’t miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first. But, yeah, nothing bad happened or anything like that.’
Split: Adele recently broke her silence on her divorce, recalling the heartbreaking moment their son Angelo asked, ‘Don’t you love my dad anymore?’ (pictured in 2013)
Despite their separation, Adele has no regrets, saying she chose the ‘perfect person’ to have a child with.
Adele officially finalised her divorce in March this year following reports that she was forced to use mediators to split up her £140million ($190million) fortune during proceedings.
She also told American Vogue in a separate profile published Thursday, that Rich ‘just incredibly arrived’ days before her estranged father passed away from cancer aged 57 in May this year, after the pair fell out in 2011.
The cockney star introduced Rich – who represents LeBron James – to the interviewer, who noted how the singer beamed with, ‘Hi, darlin’!’ when he walked into the photoshoot.
What a pair! Elsewhere, she confirmed that she and her new boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, 39, are ‘very happy’ and has revealed that he’s ‘frazzled’ by her huge, global fame
‘Yes, we’re together,’ Adele confirmed in the interview, adding: ‘We’re very happy.’
The pair have been together for a few months, but have shared mutual friends for a much longer period of time.
The feature noted that – after enjoying her second cocktail – Adele then opened up further about the relationship, explaining how they did not plan to ‘go public’ when they were first seen a basket ball game together in July this year.
‘And I didn’t get dragged along to the [basketball game the other night] because that’s his line of work,’ she said.
Recounting the same story to American Vogue, she said: ‘I didn’t mean to go public with it. I just wanted to go to the game. I just love being around him. I just love it.’
The conversation of the world finding out about their romance did crop up during the outing: ‘He was like, “What are people going to say?” And I was like, “That you signed me. As an athlete. You’re my agent.” And he was like, “Okay, cool.”
However, the Grammy winning star confessed that it no longer feels ‘stressful’ going out in the public eye with her new man by her side.
‘I’m a 33-year-old divorced mother of a son, who’s actually in charge’: Adele said her relationship with Rich works because he knows where he’s at in life (pictured in 2021)
‘It used to, but it hasn’t been this time because he doesn’t mind. Normally, I think I get scared about it because it’s very emasculating. Really emasculating,’ she told British Vogue.
‘I did date before Rich, but they hated it,’ Adele said of her previous boyfriends.
‘They’d find it stressful being out or seen with me, which meant that I guarded all of it beyond. It never evolved because we were never experiencing things together.
‘Whereas he’s not frazzled by it at all. It feels like it’s consistent and considerate enough that I don’t care who knows.’
She added excitedly: ‘He’s great. He’s so f**kng funny. He’s so smart, you know.’
Meanwhile, in her interview with American Vogue, Adele says she feels safe with Paul.
‘I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild,’ she said.
Happy: However, the Grammy winning star confessed that it no longer feels ‘stressful’ going out in the public eye with her new man by her side (pictured in 2021)
‘I’m a 33-year-old divorced mother of a son, who’s actually in charge. The last thing I need is someone who doesn’t know where they’re at, or what they want. I know what I want. And I really know what I don’t want.’
Elsewhere in the British edition, Adele reveals for the first time that actually made peace with her father before he died.
‘We actually got our peace, again contrary to reports,’ Adele says. ‘I played him my album just a week before he passed, over Zoom. One thing that definitely happened in my divorce was that it humanised my parents for me. Big time. I went to hell and back!’
Adding: ‘And in that I found the peace to forgive him. He was ready to go and he lasted a long time with it. So thank you.’
Last month it had been reported that Adele was set to make a show-stopping comeback in time for Christmas with her much-anticipated fourth album and televised Las Vegas concert.
The alleged spectacular will mark the singer’s first live performance in over four years, following her record-breaking stadium tour which concluded in 2017.
A source told The Sunday Mirror: ‘It’s been a long time coming but her label wants it released before Christmas and have their sights set on a performance in Vegas.
‘Adele and her management have been in talks with BBC America about broadcasting it around the world. This will be one of few performances as part of her promotional tour,’ the source added.
‘Obviously with ongoing Covid dramas and concern for safety it could affect recording, but this is the date scheduled right now.’
In a bid to top her last LP 25, which sold a whopping 23 million copies since its 2015 release, the songwriter’s latest project was due to be dropped last year but was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with a major marketing campaign, her record label Sony is thought to be penciling in a November release for the collection of tracks which will see the icon reflect on her divorce from husband Simon.
Ed Sheeran recently revealed he believed Adele was aiming for a festive comeback. In a recent interview he said: ‘I think Adele’s coming back before Christmas. I’ve heard rumours.’
Happier times: Her record label is thought to be penciling in a November release for the tracks which will see the icon reflect on her divorce from husband Simon Konecki (pictured in 2015)