Adele - Easy On Me - 2021


Adele's "Easy On Me" is a powerful and emotionally charged song released in October 2021. It marked a significant return for the English singer-songwriter Adele after a six-year hiatus from music. The song is a part of her album "30," which reflects her personal experiences, particularly her divorce and journey to self-discovery. The ballad, known for its poignant lyrics and Adele's soulful voice, quickly garnered critical acclaim and topped charts globally.

Background and Release

Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, is a renowned artist whose music often revolves around themes of heartbreak, self-reflection, and the complexities of relationships. "Easy On Me" was released as the lead single from her fourth studio album, "30." Its release was highly anticipated, as Adele had not released new music since her 2015 album, "25."

Composition and Lyrics

The song features a minimalist production, primarily focusing on piano accompaniment, which allows Adele's vocals to take center stage. The lyrics of "Easy On Me" are introspective, expressing regret and understanding towards the end of a relationship. Adele has stated that the song and the album as a whole were influenced by her divorce and the emotional process of adjusting to a new phase of life.


Upon its release, "Easy On Me" received widespread acclaim from music critics and fans alike. It was praised for its emotional depth, Adele's vocal performance, and its relatability to listeners who have experienced similar life changes. The song achieved commercial success, breaking several records, including the Spotify record for the most streams in a single day.

Cultural Impact

"Easy On Me" resonated with a broad audience, becoming an anthem for those going through personal transformations and hardships. Its impact was seen not only in music charts but also in its influence on popular culture and social media discussions.

Related Topics

  1. Adele
  2. 30
  3. Singer-songwriter
  4. British Music
  5. Contemporary R&B Genres

Interactive Tasks

Quiz: Questions on the song

What record did "Easy On Me" break upon its release? (Most streams in a single day on Spotify) (!First song to use a specific chord progression) (!Highest number of physical sales in a week) (!First Adele song to feature a guest artist)

In what year was "Easy On Me" released? (2021) (!2019) (!2020) (!2018)

What is the primary instrument used in "Easy On Me"? (Piano) (!Guitar) (!Violin) (!Drums)

Which album does "Easy On Me" belong to? (30) (!25) (!21) (!19)

What theme is most prevalent in "Easy On Me"? (End of a relationship and personal transformation) (!Celebration of newfound love) (!Struggles of fame and success) (!Reflections on childhood)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

What is Adele's full name? (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) (!Adele Marie Claire Smith) (!Adele Elizabeth Jones) (!Adele Sarah Johnson)

Before "30," what was the title of Adele's last album? (25) (!21) (!19) (!15)

In which city was Adele born? (London) (!Manchester) (!Liverpool) (!Birmingham)

What genre of music is Adele most associated with? (Soul and Pop) (!Rock) (!Country) (!Electronic)

How many studio albums has Adele released as of "Easy On Me"? (Four) (!Three) (!Five) (!Two)

Quiz: Questions on the lyrics

What does Adele ask for in the chorus of "Easy On Me"? (To go easy on her) (!To come back home) (!To remember the good times) (!To forget the past)

Which of these lines is a lyric from "Easy On Me"? ("There ain't no room for things to change") (!"Under the shadow of the heart") (!"In the depths of your despair") (!"Walking through a memory")

The song "Easy On Me" is predominantly about which topic? (Reflecting on a past relationship) (!Finding new love) (!Overcoming personal struggles) (!Chasing dreams)

How does Adele describe the time when she was still a child in the song? (Young and free) (!Wild and rebellious) (!Naive and hopeful) (!Brave and fearless)

Which emotion is most strongly conveyed in "Easy On Me"? (Regret and understanding) (!Anger and frustration) (!Happiness and contentment) (!Fear and anxiety)


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins Full name of the singer
30 Album featuring "Easy On Me"
Piano Primary instrument in the song
2021 Year "Easy On Me" was released
Personal transformation Central theme of the song

Open Tasks


  1. Write a short essay: Discuss how "Easy On Me" reflects themes of personal growth and transformation.
  2. Create a playlist: Compile a playlist of songs that complement the themes in "Easy On Me".
  3. Design a cover art: Create an artwork or cover design that you think represents the song.


  1. Analyze the lyrics: Break down the lyrics of "Easy On Me" and interpret their meaning.
  2. Compare and contrast: Compare "Easy On Me" with another Adele song and discuss the differences and similarities in themes and musical style.
  3. Research on Adele: Research Adele's musical journey and write a report on how her style and themes have evolved over the years.


  1. Compose a response song: Write and perform a song that responds to the themes presented in "Easy On Me".
  2. Study the cultural impact: Conduct a research project on how "Easy On Me" influenced popular culture and music trends.
  3. Interview project: Conduct interviews with different generations of music listeners about their perceptions of "Easy On Me" and Adele's music.

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Oral Exam

  1. Discuss the influence: How does "Easy On Me" reflect the trends and changes in contemporary music?
  2. Personal connection: Share a personal story or experience that connects with the themes of "Easy On Me".
  3. Critical analysis: Analyze the lyrical depth of "Easy On Me" and its impact on listeners.
  4. Compare artists: Compare and contrast Adele's musical style with another contemporary artist.
  5. The role of music: Discuss the role of music like "Easy On Me" in facilitating emotional expression and healing.

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