We have to hand it to Adele. "Easy On Me" is the unifier we never knew we needed.
It's rare for the internet to find common ground on something—anything, really—but when it comes to the singer's new emotional ballad, we all agree that the best way to celebrate its release is with a good crying session.
"Easy On Me" is the first single from Adele's forthcoming album 30, an undertaking that focuses on some heavy material, particularly her divorce from Simon Konecki. 30 will be available on November 19, 2021. It's her first album in six years, and—it goes without saying—it's highly anticipated.
"It was bloody hard work to make," the crooner confessed to the BBC. "I was singing things I didn't even realize 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."
Thus far, the internet has been playing "Easy On Me" on repeat since it dropped last night on Thursday, October 14, wallowing uncontrollably and cathartically enjoying their cry. Dare we say it's bound to be one of the singer's best breakup songs of all time?
Grab the Kleenex, ladies and gents! We're going to press "play" again!
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The Internet reacts to "Easy on Me"
It didn't take long for fans to chime in with their feelings on the new hit! And the reactions and memes were plentiful:
Me pretending to be going through a divorce & listening to @Adele 😭😂 #EasyOnMe pic.twitter.com/YoGMiB0LE4October 15, 2021
The emotional rollercoaster I just experienced listening to Adele’s new single, in meme form: pic.twitter.com/17f1NIwzbmOctober 14, 2021
But I can't bring myself to swim when I'm drowning in the silence#EasyOnMe #Adele30 #Adele pic.twitter.com/c3PPoGnpLaOctober 15, 2021
In anticipation of Adele's new single, here are some memes I thought y'all might need. pic.twitter.com/0MHDZosoDLOctober 14, 2021
queen of never getting service #EasyOnMe pic.twitter.com/1ewm3jL5ctOctober 15, 2021
#Adele #EasyOnMe who are you? i’m you but stronger pic.twitter.com/9BeFKw43aiOctober 14, 2021
Adele is finally back 😭 #Adele #EasyOnMe pic.twitter.com/W4KcHmkQ2IOctober 14, 2021
The way Adele ushered us into her technicolor era 🥵 We are not worthy. pic.twitter.com/qFIxSS5WSeOctober 15, 2021
Me revisiting Adele’s entire catalog after listening to “Easy On Me” pic.twitter.com/ymIqCSBSuPOctober 15, 2021
Apparently "@Adele releasing a new song that relates perfectly to your life" isn't considered a national holiday so here we are. pic.twitter.com/YgXGg75GmVOctober 15, 2021
Even celebrities are feeling the emotions with Adele's latest hit.
A photo posted by on
Lizzo, of course, twerked in celebration.
New Adele go crazy⚡️ pic.twitter.com/mzVpHHfHRROctober 15, 2021
Drake wrote on Instagram stories: "One of my best friends in the world just dropped a single 😁 @adele 💖💖💖 WOIIIIIIII"
Heck, even Burger King UK decided to chime in!
Adele’s ex is currently getting grilled harder than our burgersOctober 15, 2021
In the first eight hours of its release, "Easy On Me" garnered nearly 15 million views. If this is any indication, 30 is going to be amazing and emotional. We're stocking up on tissues as we speak.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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