Adele’s new era is drawing closer, and as such, the singer is letting her fans know exactly when her long-awaited comeback single “Easy On Me” will be released.
On Tuesday (Oct. 12), the “Hello” singer posted a new promotional photo for the single on Twitter — which features her stunning facial profile in black-and-white — with details on the official release time for “Easy On Me.” Adele captioned the photo with the new information and wrote, “‘Easy On Me – October 15 – Midnight UK.” The 12 a.m. release time for the United Kingdom translates to Thursday on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. PT.
The multiple Grammy winner revealed that “Easy On Me” will be the first single from her forthcoming album after sharing a snippet of the song and its respective video to Twitter on Oct. 5. The original clip didn’t include any lyrics, but Adele later allowed some of the song’s lyrics to be released in her recent profiles with British and American Vogue: “Go easy on me, baby/ I was still a child/ Didn’t get the chance to/ Feel the world around me.”
In a recent Instagram Live, Adele also shared a clip of the track, in which she can be heard singing, “There ain’t no gold in this river/ That I’ve been washing my hands in forever/ And there is hope in these waters/ But I can’t bring myself to swim when I am drowning in this silence/ Baby, let me in.”
Adele revealed that the album — whose title hasn’t been announced, though fans predict it will be called 30 – is her most personal release to date in her Vogue interviews. “I feel like this album is self-destruction,” she explained, “then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”
“Easy On Me” is the first single from Adele’s upcoming album. Her previous releases — 19, 21 and 25 — have all reached the top five on the Billboard 200 chart. 21 and 25 reached the No. 1 spot, while 19 hit No. 4 on the chart. 25, which spent a staggering 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned the album of the year Grammy, sold 3.38 million copies in its debut week — the biggest sales week for an album since MRC Data began tracking point-of-sale purchases in 1991.
See Adele’s new announcement below.