‘s new single Easy On Me has topped the charts in the UK and US and racked up a whopping 34 million views on YouTube after just 20 hours. 

Spotify also revealed on Friday the track has set a new record by becoming the most-streamed song in a single day ever, with a tweet captioned: ‘and just like that @adele set a new record.’ 

The singer, 33, left her fans in tears as she finally released her first new track in five years – which reflects on the pain she felt amid her divorce from husband Simon Konecki.

The highly-anticipated single, released on YouTube at midnight on Friday ahead of her album 30 set to drop next month, soon shot to YouTube’s top trending clip.  

Along with the music video – which sees the star, 33, pack up her house and drive away, as pages of sheet music flutter out of the windows onto the road – the single went down a storm with fans who took to to claim it was giving them ‘goosebumps’ and making them ‘sob’ – with one going as far to claim it made them want to get a divorce themselves. 

It's out! Adele 's new single Easy On Me has topped the charts in the UK and US and racked up a whopping 34 million views on YouTube after just 20 hours

It’s out! Adele ‘s new single Easy On Me has topped the charts in the UK and US and racked up a whopping 34 million views on YouTube after just 20 hours

Adele revealed this week that Easy On Me, as well as 30, will be about the ‘inner turmoil’ she felt as she divorced ex-husband Simon.

The lyrics include the lines, ‘We’re both so deeply stuck in our ways, you can’t deny how hard I’ve tried.I changed who I was to put you both first,’ as well as, ‘Go easy on me. I was still a child, didn’t get the chance to feel the world around me, had no time to choose, what I chose to do, so go easy on me…’

She chants: ‘I had good intentions and high hopes but I know it now probably doesn’t even show.’

The video transfers from a black and white filter to colour halfway through, and starts with the singer on the phone, telling someone she’s on her way and that she might lose signal.  

The clip immediately drew parallels with the video for her 2015 hit, Hello, in which she moved into the house that features in Easy On Me.

Emotive: The highly-anticipated single was teased last week, along with the release of her upcoming album 30

Mesmerised: Fans sat patiently on YouTube at midnight on Friday to hear it for the first time

Emotive: The highly-anticipated single was teased last week, along with the release of her upcoming album 30; and fans sat patiently on YouTube at midnight on Friday to hear it for the first time

Wow: Spotify also revealed on Friday the track has set a new record by becoming the most-streamed song in a single day ever, with a tweet captioned: 'and just like that @adele set a new record'

Wow: Spotify also revealed on Friday the track has set a new record by becoming the most-streamed song in a single day ever, with a tweet captioned: ‘and just like that @adele set a new record’

However, eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the connection goes as far back to her 2018 song, Chasing Pavements and has a link to her 2011 single, Rolling In The Deep.

Taking to Twitter, one fan pointed out: ‘adele chased pavements in her hometown thank walk to someones house.than built a house in rolling in the deep, she moved in that house in hello and left the house in easy on me. a story teller!! #EasyOnMe [sic]’. 

Another penned: ‘Adele’s new song = goosebumps! Never in doubt of that queen!’

Another agreed: ‘Goosebumps listening to that new Adele drop. What a beautiful song man!’

A third chimed in: ‘Literally goosebumps all over, Adele is just incredible! Literally goosebumps all over my body!!’

Another joked, ‘Currently crying and throwing up at this new Adele!’ as someone else agreed: ‘Adele really got us single ass people crying over a breakup that never happened!’

Others penned, ‘One minute into the new Adele song and I started sobbing,’ and: ‘If the rest of Adele’s album is like “Easy on me”, I will most definitely be sobbing the entire time!’ 

Another impassioned fan wrote: ‘I love the fact that Adele chose a side profile for her cover art because it makes it all so much more beautifully vulnerable…this will be a devastating but tender and honest album, and I’m already sobbing with sadness and joy all at once!’ 

'One of my best friends in the world': Drake was excited about the release as he took to Instagram to show his support by posting this sweet message

‘One of my best friends in the world’: Drake was excited about the release as he took to Instagram to show his support by posting this sweet message 

Celebrity pals: Normani was quick to voice her support for the singer

Celebrity pals: Normani was quick to voice her support for the singer 

Stocking up! Alicia joked she would be listening to Adele with several bottles of wine

Stocking up!Alicia joked she would be listening to the music with several bottles of wine

Fans were quick to joke that while the single may have been called Easy On Me, Adele hadn’t taken it with the easy with the vocals and lyrics, which left them blown away. 

Other listeners quipped that they were pretending to be divorced in order to relate to the break up inspired song while some discussed having very strong physical reactions to the track, joking they were ‘shaking, crying and throwing up’.

Another notable meme came in the form of fans joking that the video was a continuation of her video for 2015’s Hello – in which the singer also belted out a ballad while roaming around an empty house.  

Dramatic! The music video sees the star, 33, pack up her house, windows open and curtains billowing

Dramatic!The music video sees the star, 33, pack up her house, windows open and curtains billowing

Hit the road! She drives away, as pages of sheet music flutter out of the windows onto the street

Belter! True to form, the new single is another of Adele's power ballads

Hit the road!She drives away, as pages of sheet music flutter out of the windows onto the street

Wow! While Easy On Me had obvious parallels to her hit Hello, eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the connection goes as far back to her 2018 song, Chasing Pavements

Wow!While Easy On Me had obvious parallels to her hit Hello, eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the connection goes as far back to her 2018 song, Chasing Pavements

Former flames: Adele and charity CEO Simon Konecki, 47, announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later (pictured in 2012)

Former flames: Adele and charity CEO Simon Konecki, 47, announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later (pictured in 2012) 

However, not everyone was a fan, with several Twitter users complaining that they found the song boring. 

They penned: ‘Unpopular but I don’t like Adele’s new song.In fact sounds like every other song she brings out. A bit boring tbh.’; ‘Unpopular opinion: Adele’s new song sounds the same as her others. It’s boring. She’s too predictable. *ducks for cover*’

‘how are people stanning new adele… it’s so boring and predictable…no growth in how many years???’; 

‘Adele is an amazing singer but her content is extremely one dimensional and boring. We get it. He broke your heart. Haven’t you had any other life experiences?’; 

‘wasn’t expecting anything upbeat and fun from adele but that song is boring as hell and feels like a huge step down from hello’.

Bored: While the overwhelming response to Adele's single was positive, there were some who complained that they found the song boring

Bored: While the overwhelming response to Adele’s single was positive, there were some who complained that they found the song boring

As for the professional critics, they all responded positively to the new single.

‘It’s not a heartbreak anthem