Saying “Hello” to Adele


Adele left us wanting more when she dropped her critically acclaimed album 25 in 2015… but when I say left us, I mean she actually left us. After winning five awards for her album 25 at the 59th annual Grammys, the esteemed singer took a six-year hiatus. 

Adele released her highly anticipated single “Easy On Me” on October 15, and it has both hearts and records breaking. The single lived up to our expectations, and its success is building excitement for her come-back album 30 which is scheduled to be released on November 19.

While Adele’s past music has lived on in our “sad” playlists, the current senior class was only eleven at the time of her last album release (hard to believe, right?) So, in order to ensure that we are ready to say “Hello” to Adele’s new album, and truly understand the emotions that come with it, let’s take a trip down memory lane: 

19 (2008)

You could call it beginner’s luck, but with the talent that Adele has, she didn’t need luck. With her first album, Adele took the world by storm, winning “Best New Artist” at the 51st annual Grammys in 2008.   


  • Chasing Pavements: “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” nominee
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Hometown Glory

21 (2011)

21 is everything you could ask for in an album — which is why it is no surprise that it took home the titles of  “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Album of the Year” at the 54th annual Grammys in 2011. It is the perfect mix of upbeat hits and tear-jerking ballads.  


  • Rolling in the Deep: “Record of the Year” and “Song of the year”
  • Turning Tables
  • Someone Like You

25 (2015)

Again, Adele hits the nail right on the head. 25 was awarded “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Album of the Year” at 59th annual Grammys in 2016. 


  • Hello: “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year”
  • Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  • When We Were Young

30 (2021)

When the singer was asked via Instagram live what her upcoming album would be based on, she responded with “Divorce, babe. Divorce,” referring to her 2021 divorce from Simon Konecki. In other interviews she dove further into the topic, stating that her album is dedicated to her nine-year-old son, Angelo, hoping that it will one day help him to understand her divorce.

Adele remained completely cool while revealing her album’s concept to the world, which is ironic considering how hard it will be for fans to remain composed while listening to the album (I’m referring to tears…and lots of them). 

After all of these years of waiting, Adele is giving us 12 songs:

  • Strangers By Nature
  • Easy On Me
  • My Little Love
  • Cry Your Heart Out
  • Oh My God
  • Can I Get It
  • I Drink Wine
  • All Night Parking (with Erroll Garner) Interlude
  • Woman Like Me
  • Hold On
  • To Be Loved
  • Love is a Game

Will this album live up to the high expectations we have all set for it? We can only hope that this album will act as a temporary “Remedy” to all of our problems, and that this will not be the last we see of Adele. Although it broke our hearts, let’s just say that our (not-so) short breakup with Adele is now “Water Under the Bridge.”