You can understand
where the fans were coming from.
Adele built her empire on heartache:
moving reflections of pain and its aftermath,
like finding "Someone Like You,"
or merely saying “Hello” to an ex
after years have passed.
At the time they announced their breakup,
nearly four years had passed
since Adele's last album,
and her audience was hungry
for something new.
And what’s a better album prompt
than a high-profile divorce?
Found in Rolling Stone (thanks to Floss for sending it in).