SHE opened her heart on her comeback single Easy On Me, which is heading for its fourth week at No1 on Friday.
And in another new track, Hold On, Adele proves just why she is arguably the best songwriter of her generation.
In the song, which was partially unveiled in Amazon’s new Christmas advert yesterday, Adele writes in heartbreaking detail about the collapse of her marriage to Simon Konecki.
And if fans were weeping at Easy On Me, they’ll be in floods when they listen to the raw lyrics in Hold On.
In it, Adele sings: “I swear to god I’m such a mess, the harder I try I regress.”
In another poignant line, she continues: “Every day feels like the road I’m on, might just open up and swallow me whole.”
She then adds: “Let time be patient, let pain be gracious, just hold on, I will survive.”
The advert featuring the track is equally poignant, with Amazon telling the story of a young woman struggling in the pandemic.
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Both Easy On Me and Hold on are from Adele’s new album 30, which is out on November 19.
She has made no secret of just how much she poured her heart into the album, following the breakdown of her marriage to Simon two years ago.
Adele said she used the album to help her cope with her own feelings, but also wanted it to connect to the couple’s nine-year-old son, Angelo.
She said: “I wanted to explain to him through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness.
“It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”
When asked about the effect their split had on her, Adele added: “My entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it.”
Putting her grief down on paper wasn’t easy and Adele said 30, her fourth studio album, was difficult to make.
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She said: “It was bloody hard work. I was singing things I didn’t even realise I was feeling or thinking.
“But I’m really, really proud of it and I feel like I can’t unlock a door for my own mental health and take the key with me.
“I’ve got to leave it in the door for everyone else — and I’m in a strong place now where I feel like I can put that vulnerability out.”
Adele has also filmed a one-off ITV special which will air two days after the release of 30.
The hour-long show, called An Audience With Adele, sees the superstar perform a number of her new songs and some of her biggest classics, including Make You Feel My Love and Chasing Pavements.
It is not to be missed.
RED HOT RIRI IS A ROCKY CHICK
RIHANNA looked like she really did have Love On The Brain when she watched boyfriend ASAP Rocky perform in concert.
The Bajan singerhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/who/rihanna/ made sure her lover could see her in the crowd – and wore various shades of red for the gig at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles.
Along with a scarlet leather mini-skirt and checked handkerchief top, Ri-Ri wore a maroon coat and matching stiletto heels.
Rihanna and ASAP started dating last year and have been almost inseparable since.
Given how loved up these two are, I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard the sound of wedding bells soon.
GHOSTED OLLY HITS BACK AT SWEET TALKING GUYS
OLLY ALEXANDER bare his soul on Years & Years next album.
The singer releases Night Call in 2022 and has revealed the record’s next single is inspired by men who have strung him along in texts before ghosting him.
Olly said: “It is called Sweet Talker and it is about someone who talks really nice to you and tells you a lot of sweet nothings, then a couple of days later they stop replying to you.
“I have experienced some of these guys myself. The album is about a few guys and relationships that have done me wrong and I am reclaiming my power.
"I made all this music during the pandemic. I did not do any ballads, I wanted it upbeat.”
During an appearance on Swedish chat show Skavlan, which will air later this month, Olly also admitted he is refusing to delete a voicemail from Elton John following their jaw-dropping Brits performance.
He said: “He watched It’s A Sin and called up everybody in the cast and he asked if we could sing at The Brits.
“I still have his voicemail on my phone. To have Elton John’s voice on my phone . . . "
BRIDESMAIDS director Paul Feig has revealed Harry Styles left him gutted after he spurned the chance to play the lead in 2019 flick Last Christmas.
Paul said: “I love Harry. We wanted him to play the part that Henry Golding played but he turned it down because he felt he was too young for the role.
"I’ve tried to get him in a few movies. Harry is a big-shot now. Maybe we will get him when he is on the way down.”
Harry has the lead in upcoming film My Policeman and is also in the new Marvel film Eternals.
ARIANA CLAM GRAM
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ARIANA GRANDE shelled out a lot of cash for this fancy dress and blazer combo.
The outfit was custom-made for the Thank U, Next singer by Italian fashion brand GCDS.
Ariana posed in the cream mini-dress and blazer, which she wore with enormous platform heels, ahead of her interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the US.
During the interview, Ariana’s fans were treated to rare footage from one of her earliest gigs.
Devoted British followers will be able to see her perform in the flesh next year, as the pint-sized singer will come to the UK to shoot a film version of the musical Wicked.
ABBA HEAD TO NO.1
AFTER decades in the wilderness, ABBA are on course to top the charts once more with Voyage.
The album is currently outselling the rest of the Top 40 combined, with 118,000 chart sales over the weekend alone.
Not only do the band look like getting their first No1 album in 40 years, but they will also dethrone chart king ED SHEERAN.
They now hold the titles of both fastest- selling physical release and biggest first week pure sales of the year.
JESY ON FLIP SIDE OF LIFE
FIRST she sampled P Diddy’s 2001 hit Bad Boy For Life on her debut single Boyz.
Now I can reveal Jesy Nelson will rework another iconic song on her debut solo album.
The former Little Mix singer told fans she had “flipped” the famous track and given it a whole new vibe but was careful not to let slip exactly what the song was.
Jesy said: “There is one track where I flipped a certain song. It is very dark and I think a lot of people are going to relate.
“I’ve done about nine songs so far but I am still writing it as I am a big perfectionist and I literally don’t want any of the songs on the album to sound like skipper.
“I want every song to sound like a single. It’s so exciting.”
Last month I revealed Jesy would release her second single at the end of January – leaving the door to a potential performance at the 2022 Brit Awards wide open.
And Jesy is already thinking about her next live performance – as insiders said she was hard at work setting dates for her first solo tour.
DARING DUA IS ALL OF A FLUTTER
DUA LIPA gave me butterflies when I saw this picture of her in a revealing bright pink dress.
The Levitating singer braved the cold in London to have a snap wearing the design, while sitting on a street bench.
Dua wore the barely-there outfit with a silver and pink puffer jacket, along with a pair of stilettos with glittery butterflies to match the one on her dress.
She has been in the capital for the past couple of weeks with boyfriend Anwar Hadid.
Dua sent her fans into a spin when she confirmed she was back in the studio working on her hotly anticipated third album.
She isn’t the only one making music, as model Anwar has also been using his time in London to work on some new tunes.
Given his girlfriend is one of the world’s most successful pop stars, Anwar certainly has the best person to hand if he needs any help.
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