Fans had been waiting for new music from the Grammy-winning artist for three years, and now that it’s here, it’s set off a collective obsession.
Even celebrities are caught up in the Adele mania, which apparently has lots of people all in their feelings.
Lindsay Holmes of the Huffington Post notes that according to a 2014 study, listening to sad songs produces positive emotions and can be therapeutic.
“We connect to things when they feel personal — and music is certainly no exception,” Holmes wrote. “Add this to some simple brain science and you have a powerful combination: Attachment and repetition.