Earlier this month, Adele surprised her fans with a first listen of her upcoming single, “Easy On Me.” The singer confirmed the track would arrive on October 15 and through posts to her social media that came with a quick glimpse of the track’s presumed music video. This visual featured just a few piano chords of “Easy On Me,” but not enough to make anything out of the song itself. Thankfully for those who hoped to get a better preview of the song ahead of its release on Friday, Adele delivered just that during an Instagram Livestream.
The new preview clocks in at just under a minute and, just as it was hinted in the first preview, “Easy On Me” is carried by luscious piano chords while Adele’s soaring vocals add emotive weight to the song.
“There ain’t no gold in this river / That I’ve been washing my hands in forever,” she sings on the upcoming record. “I know there is hope in these waters / But I can’t bring myself to swim.”
The preview comes after she confirmed that Tyler The Creator and Skepta will make unconventional appearances on her upcoming album, which is thought to be titled 30. The singer is also reportedly deciding between two locations for her rumored Las Vegas residency, that being the Park Theater at the Park MGM Las Vegas or the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Dates for the residency would occur at some point in 2022.
You can listen to the preview of “Easy On Me” above and read some reactions from fans below.
ADELE JUST PLAYED A SNIPPED OF EASY ON ME OMFG@-(/ pic.twitter.com/vaZXPwRuTs
— oscar ✩ ³⁰ (@oscarperry_) October 9, 2021
“Oop me phones already buzzing, I’m gonna get in trouble”. – Adele after she played a snippet of “Easy On Me” on her Instagram Live. pic.twitter.com/AiS0MP3dUR
— Adele Daily ³⁰ (@adeledailynet) October 9, 2021
man this song already got me sad & it’s only 30 seconds 😭
— Reese (@reeseg2014) October 9, 2021
— ecco🌻 (@zagu_grande) October 9, 2021
IK SHE ONLY PLAYED THE START BUT IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR THE FULL VERSION 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/HrHg5aiA8m
— natch³⁰ | Easy On Me on Oct 15 (@daydreamernatch) October 9, 2021
can’t wait to be in my feelings for absolutely no reason https://t.co/GgLGqHjrM5
— leah (@leahgabriell3) October 9, 2021