LONDON (Reuters): Music star Adele has finally released her first album ’30’ in six years.
The hotly-anticipated ’30’ is the fourth studio album by the Briton, whose chart-topping ballads about break-ups, regrets and nostalgia have made her one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time.
In their reviews, critics praised Adele’s honesty on the album, which she has described as ‘sensitive’ and where the notoriously private singer opens up with touching voice notes recorded with her son Angelo, 9.
“She’s never sounded more ferocious than she does on ’30’ – more alive to her own feelings, more virtuosic at shaping them into songs in the key of her own damn life,” Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield said in his five-star review, adding the album was Adele’s best so far.
’30’ follows the Grammy Award winning ’25’ and, like her previous albums, is named after a milestone age in the ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Hello’ singer’s life. Adele announced her split from her husband Simon Konecki in 2019.
Adele made her music comeback last month with the release of the piano ballad’ Easy On Me’. It quickly topped charts around the world. Expectations are high for ’30’.
Adele, who is now dating sports agent Rich Paul, said that she hoped her album will help other people struggling to adjust to life after divorce.