English singer-songwriter Adele has released her fourth studio album ’30’. The album was on 19 November 2021 by Melted Stone and Columbia Records.
The album consists of 12 tracks with “I Drink Wine” being track 7 on the album. The track was debuted live ahead of the album release at Adele’s CBS Special One Night Only performed in LA alongside other tracks from the album.
In her interview with Rolling Stone magazine, “I Drink Wine” was described by Adele as a song about shedding one’s ego, complete with a bit of a Seventies Elton John and Bernie Taupin flair., sharing, “I took everything so personally at that period of time in my life, so the lyric ‘I hope I learn to get over myself’ is like [me saying] ‘Once I’ve done that, then maybe I can let you love me.’ ”
Adele also pulled a “Barry Manilow trick,” on the song where every chorus is sung differently. She put on different characters while recording the background vocals, too, to give it a sarcastic, Sixties vibe.
“It made it less intimidating because some of the things I’m talking about really hit home for a lot of people,” she said.