Moments after Adele dropped her new single “Easy On Me,” alongside a music video, social media was left trembling in the wake of the British singer-songwriter’s evolution and growth.
In the piano ballad, which was released Thursday evening (Oct. 14) via Columbia Records ahead of her fourth studio album 30, Adele opens up about how her ruined marriage stems from her challenging childhood.
The accompanying music video first appeared in black-and-white, showing Adele walking and talking on the phone despite not having cell reception and eventually driving away from an empty house with a “Sold” sign in the front yard, scenes that fans have picked up on from her 2015 “Hello” music video. But toward the end of the visual, Adele blows them away, like the loose sheet music swirling around her, when she transforms in full technicolor. And the transition has left most viewers speechless and in tears.
See the best reactions to Adele’s grand return with “Easy On Me” below.