Adele's fans aren't the only ones who weren't excited about her new single "Easy On Me" upon first listen.
Adele's closest friends also weren't fond of her new single when they first heard it.
The megastar made her long-awaited comeback last week with her lead single from her fourth studio album, 30, which shattered the Spotify record for most streams in a single day.
Her friends were the first to warn her that "Easy On Me" was not easy on their ears.
"I sent a snippet of me singing it as I was writing it to three of my closest friends here," Adele told Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, "One didn't like it, the other one was like, 'Well, yeah, maybe, keep trying though.'"
Adele said she wasn't discouraged by her friends' responses to the tune.
"That was the perfect response for me. I'm such a knee-jerk person. I'll be like, 'I don't like it, forget it!' I'm like that with my music. I'm like that with just things I want to do. I'm like that with my feelings and stuff and I think it was clear to them (her friends) in the lyrics that I've bided my time and I wasn't reacting to a reaction or anything like that.
"It was just a feeling that I had stirred on for a while."
Adele's long-awaited album 30 is set for release on November 19.
Adele - Easy On Me
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