Adele announces new album 30 and says it's about "the most turbulent period of my life"

Adele releases her fourth studio album on November 19.

Adele has officially announced the the title and release of her new album.

30 serves as the star's fourth studio album, and will be released on November 19. The collection's first single, Easy On Me, is out on October 15.  

Posting on her social channels about the story behind the record, Adele said the record reflects "the most turbulent period of my life", comparing it to a friend who cheered her up and offered advice.

"I've learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way," she said. "I've shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones," concluding: "I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it. Home is where the heart is".   

30 follows the naming tradition of Adele's previous albums - 19, 21 and 25. View Adele's Official UK Chart history here

Adele recently shared details about 30 with Vogue, revealing she has worked with frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin (who produced Easy On Me), as well as hitmaker Max Martin, and Tobias Jesso Jr. She also said there are collaborations of the record. 

Adele's last album, 25, was released in 2015. Both 25 and its predecessor 21 are are among the UK's best-selling albums of all time, with 21 ranking fourth behind Queen, ABBA and The Beatles. Adele has also hit Number 1 with each of her three albums, making her one of the female solo artists with the most UK Number 1 albums.

Adele is one of several big acts releasing new albums before the end of 2021 - others include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and ABBA.