Culture · October 18, 2021


Easy On Me – Adele

Adele has finally released a new single with a music video — Easy On Me, which was released last Friday, October 15th and already has over 60M views on YouTube, her last release was in May 2016, the single Send My Love (To Your New Lover).

With an announcement through her social media, Adele published a letter, in which we can understand that the singer’s next album, which will be released on November 19 and is named 30 (referring to the singer’s age at the time she started to produce it), will be full of sentimentality.

Letter – Adele

The singer who in her trajectory already won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, five American Music Awards, nine Brit Awards, fifteen Grammy Awards and eighteen Billboard Music Awards, launched the single Hello in 2015 (close to 2.4B views as at Oct 15th, 2021), which had the clip directed by the Canadian actor and director, Xavier Dolan, and it shouldn’t be the last time the two would work together.

I was honestly hoping for this to happen. 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.”

Xavier Dolan, 2021

The duo met again to produce the video for Easy On Me, the clip that has a lot of resemblance to Hello as it looks like a continuation of the story–both are situated in an old country house–and it is possible to notice a lot of similarity in the scenes. Between curtains, frames and a lot of wind, while in Hello, the vintage clip shows Adele arriving at an old house calling and reliving memories of her past, while the black and white clip of Easy On Me shows Adele leaving the house, taking her car and crossing other memories along the way, the clip ends in color, with a unique laugh from Adele, marking her return.

Some say Easy On Me would be the ending of a trilogy composed by Rolling In The Deep directed by Sam Brown, in which Adele is apparently building a house, Hello when she lives in the house, and Easy On Me when she leaves it.

I believe there is a similarity between Rolling in the Deep — the artist’s song that was released as the first single from her second studio album, 21 — and Easy On Me, in the frames where the singer is sitting in a room empty singing and leaving us breathless such the fury of his voice.

It may even be the end of a trilogy but this time the single released will soon be accompanied by an entire album and I can’t wait to hear it.