Adele has opened up on the meaning of her song Easy On Me, reflecting on the end of her relationship and the decisions that led to her writing the song.
‘It was the first song that I wrote for the album, going back to 2019 really,’ she explained on BBC Radio 1.
‘And I was making decisions in my life which have been well-documented over the last few years.
‘But it was that sort of thing of initiating a discussion, or whatever, not in the case of my son’s dad, or a massive bloody fight, which I definitely started some fights post my relationship – with my son’s dad and with other people! Haha!
‘Normally I’m very not confrontational and stuff like that but it was just like, you can initiate something and be like, “Well hang on a minute.” Like, “Go easy on me” it was like, “Bear with me while I try to find my feet in a situation.””
Adele and Simon began dating in 2011, and were initially believed to have married in 2016, with the singer referring to him as her ‘husband’ in awards acceptance speeches in 2017.
However, in her Vogue interview, Adele revealed that they didn’t actually marry until 2018.
She said: ‘The timeline the press have of my relationship, my marriage, is actually completely wrong. We got married when I was 30… and then I left.’
The Rolling In The Deep singer, who turned 30 in May 2018, didn’t say how long her marriage lasted, but said: ‘I’m not gonna go into that detail, remember I am embarrassed. This is very embarrassing. It wasn’t very long.’
Despite their split, they appear to have remained on great terms, with Simon living across the street and the pair focusing on co-parenting their son.
Adele and Simon split shortly after getting married (Picture: WireImage)
Lyrics include: ‘Go Easy On Me baby, I was still a child, didn’t get the chance to feel the world around me / I had no time to choose what I chose to do, so go easy on me.’
Sharing a heartfelt letter announcing 30, Adele told fans: ‘I was certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped to be when I first started it nearly three years ago… And yet there I was knowingly – willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!
‘I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go so far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life.
‘And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.’
Adele’s album 30 is out on November 19.
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