"Easy on Me" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her upcoming fourth studio album, 30 (2021). The song was released on 15 October 2021 by Columbia Records as the lead single from the album, marking the first release from the singer in nearly five years. It was produced by American record producer Greg Kurstin, who also co-wrote the song with Adele. A minimally produced ballad, "Easy on Me" is set to a prominent, sombre piano, propelled by sparse bass beats. Expressing themes of nostalgia, regret, and forgiveness, the song's lyrics represent Adele's plea to her son, asking him to be undemanding by citing her troubles post-divorce. "Easy on Me" received positive reviews from music critics, praising its poignant lyrics and emotional vocals, though some opined it did not match the heights of her previous singles. An accompanying music video, directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan and shot in Sutton, Quebec, was released on 15 October 2021, continuing the setting established in the music video for Adele's 2015 song "Hello", where she is seen entering a furnished house. In the "Easy on Me" video, Adele vacates the house and drives off in a truck, while a pile of sheet music flies out of its windows, littering the road. Commercially, the song garnered the Spotify and Amazon Music records for the most streams for a song in a day, and has topped the charts in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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