Adele confirms new album and explains her absence
The singer explained it all in a personal essay on Facebook
[Updated 23 October 2015] Adele announced that 25 will be out on 20 November. Not long, now.
Adele sparked plenty of excitement last weekend when a mysterious ad with her singing played during Sunday's episode of The X Factor, strengthening rumours that she would release an album in November. Just hours ago, the British singer confirmed it herself.
She wrote in a very contemplative essay on Facebook that while her incredibly successful last album, 21, was a break-up record, she is calling her new one a make-up record – not in a relationship sense, but in terms of making up with herself.
"Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven't got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. What's done is done," she explained.
Adele also expressed a few regrets – like wishing away her teenage years and cutting her hair off – and apologised about her absence from the music industry. She is 27 now, but her album will be called 25, keeping to her tradition of naming albums after the age she was when she recorded them.
"25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising. And I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened," she wrote.
We're glad you're back, Adele. A four-year wait was nothing if it means you're back in full force. Read her full statement here.
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