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Adele teases comeback single ‘Easy On Me’ and confirms release date

It comes just one day after the singer updated her website and social channels

By Hollie Geraghty

Adele performs at Glastonbury 2016
Adele has shared the first teaser for her comeback single 'Easy On Me' (Picture: Alamy)

Adele has teased the first new single release from her upcoming album.

Just one day after the beloved British singer-songwriter updated her website and social media, she has released a 20 second teaser for ‘Easy On Me’, a new single coming October 15.

It comes after billboards with the number ‘30’ sprung up in cities such as Dublin, London, Rome, Paris and New York last week, sending fans into a frenzy.

In the teaser clip shared across social media, Adele is seen putting a cassette into a car stereo, elegantly flowing her hands outside the window on an empty road.

Shot in black and white, music sheets fly out the window as a gentle piano track plays, with just one brief glimpse of her signature razor sharp eyeliner in the rearview mirror.

While little is known about the singer’s upcoming fourth album, fans believe its name is following in the footsteps of her 2015 album ‘25’, denoting the age she started writing the record.

Now 33, her newest release suggests that she started working on the album in the second half of 2018 or early 2019.

Adele’s website and social channels have been updated to a moody blue colour palette. Her Instagram and Twitter bios also link to her website, which encourages fans to sign up for more information.

#Adele and #Adele30 were subsequently trending on Twitter after the teaser was shared.

Other indirect clues arrived from Taylor Swift, who has pushed forward the release of the re-recorded version of her album ‘Red’ by a week in what’s thought to be anticipation of Adele’s latest release.

Swift’s record, which features collabs with Phoebe Bridgers and Ed Sheeran, will now arrive on November 12 – leading fans to believe that Adele’s album could now drop on the original release date of November 19.

Adele’s last major public promo appearance came when she hosted ‘SNL’ last October and hinted she would make a musical return this year.

“I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “Peace out ’til next year.”