Adele hopes new album will help explain divorce from Simon Konecki to their son

Singer reveals she split with ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2018

Sam Moore
Friday 08 October 2021 07:13
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Adele surprises young fan

Adele has revealed that her as yet untitled new album is an attempt to explain her divorce to her nine-year-old son.

In an interview with Vogue, the singer’s first in five years, she said: “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.”

The “Hello” singer added that the record is to help him understand her emotions when he’s older.

“I just felt like 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.

“It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal,” she says.

Adele highlighted a particular song on the album intended for her son, Angelo: “That one is obviously about stuff that happened, but I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo what I expect him to treat his partner like, whether it be a woman or a man or whatever.”

Adele released a teaser for her first single in six years, “Easy on Me”, this week. It is scheduled for release on 15 October.

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