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Adele has revealed that her as yet untitled new album is an attempt to explain her divorce to her nine-year-old son.
In an interview with Vogue, the singer’s first in five years, she said: “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.”
The “Hello” singer added that the record is to help him understand her emotions when he’s older.
“I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness.
“It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal,” she says.
Adele highlighted a particular song on the album intended for her son, Angelo: “That one is obviously about stuff that happened, but I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo what I expect him to treat his partner like, whether it be a woman or a man or whatever.”
Adele released a teaser for her first single in six years, “Easy on Me”, this week. It is scheduled for release on 15 October.