Adele’s first single in five years, ‘Easy On Me’ has absolutely shattered Spotify’s records for most steams in one day, hitting 24 million streams.
Amazon Music also announced that the single had received ‘the most first-day Alexa song requests in Amazon Music History’.
As fans wait for her fourth studio album, 30, to be released on November 19, the singer has released the record’s first single, ‘Easy On Me’.
Speaking in interviews with Vogue and British Vogue ahead of the album announcement, Adele has said what topics fan can expect to be touched on.
Determined not to have the record be referred to a “divorce album,” Adele said, “I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection, then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”
Dropping both the song and its accompanying music video, ‘Easy On Me’ finds Adele staring out the window in a darkened room and grabbing her bags, putting the cassette tape for the song into her car.
Piano notes start as she drives past a sold sign hung up on her house, her vocals weaving through as she reflects on the past.
“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 in,” she sings as she flows into the chorus.
The song carries a nostalgic tone as the world passes by her.
“So go easy on me,” she asks, hauling all of her belongings behind her as she drives down a mostly empty road.
The first single serves as a perfect display of what Adele has previously stated to be the theme for 30, the track seeing her ask for a little bit of room and patience to grow.