Adele is back with a new song. ‘Easy on Me’, the first preview of her forthcoming album 30, was recorded with longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin and comes with an accompanying video directed by Xavier Dolan. Check it out below.
“I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” Dolan said in a statement. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart. I’ve changed. Adele’s changed. And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes. It’s all the same, but different.”
The follow-up to 2015’s 25 is due out November 19 via Columbia. In a recent interview with Vogue, Adele revealed the album features collaborations with Max Martin, Ludwig Göransson, and Tobias Jesso Jr. She also opened up about how the album is her attempt to explain her divorce to her young son. “I wanted to explain to him through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness,” she said.