"Easy on Me" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele released on 15 October 2021, through Columbia Records as the lead single from her fourth studio album, 30 (2021). Her first musical release in nearly five years, "Easy on Me" was produced by American record producer Greg Kurstin, who also co-wrote the song with Adele. It is a minimally produced pop ballad, set to a prominent, sombre piano, and propelled by sparse bass beats. Expressing themes of nostalgia, regret, and forgiveness, the song's lyrics represent Adele's plea to her son, in which she details her struggles with her dissolved marriage and requests him to be kind to her. Music critics reviewed the song positively, with praise towards its poignant lyrics and emotional vocals, though some opined it did not match the emotional heights of her previous ballads. Commercially, "Easy on Me" was an international success, entering the top 10 in 40 territories and topping the charts in 27 of those. In the United Kingdom and United States, the song marked Adele's third and fifth chart toppers, respectively. "Easy on Me" broke the Spotify and Amazon Music records for the most streams for a song in both a day and a week. It became the longest running number-one song on the US Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist in the 2020s decade, with ten weeks atop the chart.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 as a pile of sheet music flies out of it, littering the road. A duet rendition with Chris Stapleton was featured on Target and Japanese editions of 30 and was released to country radio in the US on 19 November 2021. The solo version won the Brit Award for British Single at the 2022 Brit Awards.
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