Adele’s “30” album is my little love


Leila Rexhepi

On Oct. 13, Adele officially revealed on Twitter that “30” was on its way to be released.

Leila Rexhepi, Staff Writer

From her powerful voice to the hard-hitting, emotional lyrics, Adele’s album “30” hit the top charts like a storm. The album was number one on The Billboard 200 for a good couple of weeks until the movie soundtrack “Encanto” came to the top. Along with this, the first song to come out, “Easy On Me”, impressively is number one on The Hot Billboard 100 for eight weeks and counting.

Her album came out on Nov. 19 and contains 12 songs lasting close to an hour. She made the album with producers like Greg Kurstin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Ludwig Göransson, Max Martin, Shellback, Erroll Garner and many more. Adele had stated that the album is supposed to describe her divorce with Simon Konecki to her son.

“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,” said Adele in an interview with Vogue.

Adele’s vulnerability is definitely heard in the music. Her emotions of each song comes through in her singing, lyrics and even clips of audio. Most notably a conversation between Adele and her son, Angelo Adkins, is heard throughout the song, “My Little Love”.

In the audio, Adele is trying to explain to her son what she has been feeling since the divorce and why the divorce occurred. Adele claims that her therapist suggested this originally to help her with anxiety she was having at the time, regarding her son and the divorce. However, on social media and reviews some have criticized her for this, saying the private conversation with a minor shouldn’t have been in the song.

With this in mind, I also do think Adele crossed some line of privacy. I do think that Adele should be open with her experiences in every single way possible but not while risking others’ privacy, even her own son’s. Some may argue that Adele may have asked her son for permission but he is only nine-years-old. He might not fully understand what millions of people could or could not be listening to.

I do have to say though that this is my only concern. Other than privacy the songs in the album are immaculate. They make you feel sorrow for what she’s going through and most can relate in one way or another. I still listen and love the album every time I listen to it even after all this time.

The fact of the matter is that Adele certainly surprised us with a gift after six years. It makes you wonder what she might have planned for herself and us next.