Adele Says ’30’ Album Is a Rollercoaster: ‘I Feel Like This Album Is Self-Destruction… and Self-Redemption’

Adele, the 15-time Grammy winner with over 120 million records sold globally, had her first sit-down interview in five years with Vogue, to discuss her fourth studio album, “30,” her divorce and inevitable return to the spotlight.

The star, who had her last significant interview in 2016, said, “I have to sort of gear myself up to be famous again, which, famously, I don’t really like being.”

In the past five years, the “Hello” star has been raising her son Angelo and gotten married and divorced to her now ex-husband, Simon Konecki. Adele said the new album explains her life changes, but is ultimately a letter to her son. “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have the answer for.”

Adele married the businessman in 2018 when she was 30 — the titular name of the album — and said the record will encourage those lost in a relationship to move on. “Can you imagine couples listening to it in the car? It’d be so awkward. I think a lot of women are going to be like, ‘I’m done.’”

The star explained what she hopes for in “30″: “With this one, I made the very conscious decision to be like, for the first time in my life, actually, ‘What do I want?’”

Greg Kurstin, who worked with Adele on “25,” is a collaborator on the new album as well, along with Max Martin, Inflo and Swedish composer and producer Ludwig Göransson, who won an Academy Award for his “Black Panther” score and has worked closely with Childish Gambino. There are no featured guests on the record.

Ultimately, Adele says “30” contains a rollercoaster of emotion: “I feel like this album is self-destruction, 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,” the first single from “30,” is dropping on Oct. 15.

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