“Easy On Me,” a poignant ballad by renowned British singer-songwriter Adele, was released as the lead single from her fourth studio album, “30,” on October 15, 2021. A highly anticipated return after a six-year hiatus, Adele poured her heart into the song, reflecting on her personal life, divorce, and the struggle of starting anew. With its powerful lyrics and Adele’s distinctive emotive vocals, the song has been interpreted as a plea for understanding and forgiveness, primarily directed towards herself and her son amid life-altering changes.
Upon release, “Easy On Me” was met with critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success. It debuted at number one on charts worldwide, including the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and the UK Singles Chart, demonstrating Adele’s continued impact and appeal in the music industry. The accompanying black-and-white music video, directed by Colin Tilley, showcased a more introspective Adele, further amplifying the song’s deeply personal nature. As of my knowledge cut-off in September 2021, the track has continued to resonate with listeners around the globe, reaffirming Adele’s position as one of the most compelling voices of her generation.