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Adele's much-anticipated new album 30 was released at midnight and fans are already calling it her best work yet as they're brought to tears by the emotional songs.
It is the singer's first album release in six years after she last put out new material in 2015 with 25.
She had already tipped fans off that this would be a particularly heartbreaking collection of songs as it chronicles her divorce from Simon Konecki and listeners admitted to being hit hard by the raw emotion as they cried over the album.
Fans were especially affected by long track To Be Loved, which includes piano and vocals as Adele sings about the breakdown of her marriage and the effect on their son, Angelo.
One fan tweeted: "To be loved, honestly needs to be song of the year. That woman was channeling her soul on that vocal take oof."
Someone else added: "The vocals in the final third of To Be Loved are a career best. Truly out of this world levels of excellent."
Hearing Adele cry and speak so openly about her divorce, hearing Angelo and her apologising to him how am I meant to continue it’s track 3 and my little love has ruined me😭 #Adele30 pic.twitter.com/ui5mDoSu7K
— Georgia (@GeorgiaEH17) November 19, 2021
The vocals in the final third of To Be Loved are a career best. Truly out of this world levels of excellent #Adele30
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) November 19, 2021
Another tearjerker was My Little Love, where Adele includes voicenotes between herself and her son Angelo about their relationship.
One listener tweeted: "Hearing Adele cry and speak so openly about her divorce, hearing Angelo and her apologising to him how am I meant to continue it’s track 3 and my little love has ruined me."
Another fan agreed: "If you hear closely, you can actually hear the human heart breaking on My little love."
On the album as a whole, one impressed fan tweeted: "This is Adele’s most experimental album in terms of sound but it’s also so very well written and produced. Sonically and lyrically, it’s her most honest, diverse and mature body of work. If you can’t relate to at least one song, then maybe the problem is you."
Someone else agreed: "I’m blown away by Adele’s growth. From the maturity in her voice and range of topics she tackled to the musical production that we’ve never gotten from her before… she took a risk and bodied it. She said f*ck whatever box you thought I was gonna stay in. Bravo!"
Another fan wrote: "PRESENTING… THE ALBUM OF THE CENTURY."
The singer recently spoke to Oprah Winfrey in an interview about her new album, talking about the pain of adjusting to not seeing Angelo every day and why she had felt she had to leave Konecki.
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