In the third track of the album, "My Little Love,” Adele includes snippets of conversations with her son where they discussed her divorce with his father. In an emotional voice note featured on the track, Angelo tells his mother, "Oi, I feel like you don’t love me”, to which Adele responds, "You know mummy doesn’t like anyone else like I like you, right? Mommy’s been having a lot of big feelings recently… I feel a bit confused… And I feel like I don’t really know what I’m doing,” the singer can be heard explaining to her son in another voice note featured on the song.
In an interview with British Vogue, the singer said that she hoped this record would further explain to her son, when he is older, why she chose to divorce his father.
During Adele’s One Night Only concert Special on Nov. 14, she revealed that she had a very special guest in attendance, her son. Angelo had never seen her perform before.
Adele spoke with Oprah Winfrey during the CBS special, where she explained that Angelo would attend her rehearsals, which would be empty. During their interview, the singer recalled a time that she took her son to a Taylor Swift concert, in which he was amazed at the amount of people that were in the audience for her compared to the empty venue he was used to seeing his mother in. When asked if Angelo understands his mother’s fame, Adele replied, "He’s starting to get it… but not really”.
Following the release of her album, Spotify no longer has the shuffle button as the default for album listening. Instead, listeners will hear the album as the tracks are listed.
Adele took to social media on Saturday in a tweet saying, "This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended”.
In a concert special, which aired in the UK on Sunday night, Adele was moved to tears after reuniting with an English teacher she had during high school who she says inspired her. During the concert, she took a question from actress Emma Thompson who asked the singer if there was anyone from her past who supported, inspired, or protected her from all the trials and tribulations of life, and inspired her to go on. Adele said, "I had a teacher at Chestnut Grove who taught me English. That was Miss McDonald… She got me really into literature. Like, I’ve always been obsessed with English and, obviously now I write lyrics. She was so bloody cool. So engaging”. The singer added; "She really made us care and we knew that she cared about us”. Thompson revealed that McDonald was in the audience, which left Adele stunned because she hadn’t seen her in 20 years. As McDonald and Adele embraced on stage, McDonald told the singer how proud she was of her. During their reunion, Adele told McDonald; "You really did change my life”.