Adele teases ‘Easy On Me’ — first new song in years

The teaser comes days after billboards with the number “30” started popping up in cities around the world, sparking rumors among fans that the singer will release an album this year.

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Singer Adele smiles with Rich Paul during the second half in Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Singer Adele smiles with Rich Paul during the second half in Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Adele is officially back.

The 33-year-old singer released a teaser video Tuesday on social media for her upcoming song “Easy On Me,” set to come out Oct. 15.

In the black-and-white video, Adele pops a tape into a car cassette player, glancing in the rearview mirror and turning up the volume before soft piano notes start playing in the background. She drives down the road, sheets of music flying out of the backseat of the truck. 

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Adele for comment.

The teaser comes days after billboards with the number “30” started popping up in cities around the world, sparking rumors among fans that the singer will release an album this year. Adele’s previous albums have all had numbers as titles, referencing her age, starting with debut album “19” in 2008, followed by 2011’s “21” and 2015’s “25.”

On Monday, Adele’s website layout and social media profile pictures featured updated images that matched the navy blue color scheme of the “30” billboards, leading to more speculation before Tuesday’s song announcement.

Adele celebrated the 10th anniversary of her sophomore album “21,” now the best-selling album of the 21st century, earlier this year.

“21,” which propelled Adele to true superstar heights with hit singles “Rolling in the Deep,” the plaintive love song “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain,” came out Jan. 24, 2011, in Europe before its North American release on Feb. 22 of that year.

“Well I never! Happy 10 years old friend!” Adele wrote in the Instagram caption. “It’s crazy how little I remember of what it was like and how I felt a decade ago. But Thank You from the bottom of my heart for letting us into your lives and letting me be a soundtrack to some of it.”

Contributing: Bryan Alexander

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