After her “One Night Only" TV special, and interviews with Oprah, Zane Lowe and Vogue Magazine, Adele finally shared ”30“ with the world, and fans are going through an emotional journey.
When it comes to album rollout, Adele has had a near-perfect strategy.
From the 30 logos initially popping up on landmarks across the globe to interviews with the some of high profile presenters like Oprah, and her infamous Instagram live, everything was a master class on how to release a music project in the modern age.
The highly anticipated fourth album finally dropped and her fans can’t get enough of this emotionally charged entry into Adele’s discography.
With a 12-song tracklist, Adele gives listeners an insight into her personal journey not only dealing with her divorce but also her mental health and self discovery.
In her interview with Zane on Apple Music shared ahead of the release, she mentioned that there was a discussion about TikTok while she was making the record.
“The conversation of TikTok came up a lot, so I’m like, ‘TikTok who? But they’re like, ‘We’ve got to make sure these 14-year-olds know who you are.”
Adele questioned if music was only made for the TikTok crowd, who would be making music for her peers.
“If everyone’s making music for the TikTok, who’s making the music for my generation? My peers? I will do that job, gladly."
She continued: "I'd rather cater to people that have liked, are on my level in terms of the amount of years we've spent on earth and the things we've been through.
“I don't want 12-year-olds listening to this record. It's a bit too deep.
“There are 30 and 40-year-olds that are all committing to themselves and doing therapy. That's my vibe."
Adele speaks about not making music for TikTok in interview with Apple Music:— Pop Base (@PopBase) November 17, 2021
“If everyone is making music for the TikTok, who is making the music for my generation? Who is making the music for my peers? I will do that job gladly.”
And judging from the reaction online, it’s clear her target audience is grateful to have music that speaks to them both emotionally and intellectually.
If there is one thing that Beyoncé and Adele has taught us, it’s that disappearing is necessary! Their prioritizing of quality over quantity is proof! It’s okay to take time to evolve so you can be better than who you were before! #Adele30— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) November 19, 2021
After two play-throughs, I’m just here to say I’m pleasantly surprised that’s it unlike her previous albums.— 🎄𝕞𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪 𝕛𝕠𝕚𝕟𝕥 𝕚𝕟 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕤🎅🏽 (@AlaricPrins) November 19, 2021
Unmistakably Adele, but varying stylistically, and her vocals are as solid as ever. It’s a great project. 🤩🤩 https://t.co/wNIEuYu6le