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ADELE SINGS OF SELF-LOVE AT 31: Water Under The Bridge singer Adele is ready to make new waves. The songbird, who turned 31 on Sunday, posted: "This is 31. 30 tried me so hard, but I'm owning it and trying my hardest to lean into it all." 	She recent
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ADELE SINGS OF SELF-LOVE AT 31: Water Under The Bridge singer Adele is ready to make new waves. The songbird, who turned 31 on Sunday, posted: "This is 31. 30 tried me so hard, but I'm owning it and trying my hardest to lean into it all."     She recently split up with husband Simon Konecki, 45, a charity entrepreneur. They have a son, Angelo, born in 2012.     "I've changed drastically in the last couple years and I'm still changing and that's okay," she wrote.     "31 is going to be a big ol' year and I'm going to spend it all on myself."     She threw a birthday party over the weekend with a Great Gatsby theme, wearing a feathered headdress, fringe dress and teased hair.     Her birthday wishes for everyone?     "Be kind to yourself, people, we're only human - go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity."     But what fans want from her is not life advice, but a new album. Adele's last album, called 25, came out in 2015.     "Bunch of... savages" she wrote in jest of her followers, adding that there will "be a drum n bass record to spite you".     Adele is well-known for her introspective songs on life's vulnerabilities and setbacks.     But at 31, she may just drum up a new beat.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe