Adele is letting fans listen in on some of the hardest conversations she's ever had to have with her son. The third track of the singer's fourth studio album, 30, which was released on Friday, included snippets of voice notes that she recorded while speaking to her 9-year-old child, Angelo. Throughout the song, titled "My Little Love," she can be heard discussing her divorce from his father, Simon Konecki, which was finalized in March.
"Mommy's been having a lot of big feelings recently . . . I feel a bit confused," Adele said in one recording. In another, she explained: "I love your dad 'cause he gave you to me. You're half me and you're half Daddy."
Even Angelo can be heard. When the Grammy winner said, "Tell me you love me," he responded, "I love you a million percent." Still, one of the most heart-wrenching bits was when the boy could be heard telling his mother, "Oi, I feel like you don't love me," before Adele responded, "You know Mummy doesn't like anyone else like I like you, right?"
Last month, Adele shared the impetus behind her decision to use the voice notes in an interview with Vogue. She said it was something her therapist suggested. In that same interview, she said: "If I can reach the reason why I left, which was the pursuit of my own happiness, even though it made Angelo really unhappy — if I can find that happiness and he sees me in that happiness, then maybe I'll be able to forgive myself for it."