Adele Apologizes For Album Delay, Calls “25” A “Make-Up” Record (PHOTO)
Adele is finally speaking out about her upcoming album, 25.
The Grammy winner’s last album, 21, was released in 2011, leaving fans hungry for new music. That appetite was whet a few days ago, when a commercial featuring what seemed to be a new song played during “The X Factor UK,” as Gossip Cop reported. Now Adele is confirming there is indeed more coming.
In a lengthy Twitter and Facebook post, Adele writes of old memories, how they inspire her music, and why the record was so delayed. “When I was 7, I wanted to be 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be 12. When I turned 12 I just wanted to be 18. Then after that I stopped wanting to be older,” she begins. “Now I’m ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it!”
Adele admits, “I feel like I’ve spent my whole life so far wishing it away. Always wishing I was older, wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I could remember and wishing I could forget too. Wishing I hadn’t ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored. Wishing I wasn’t so matter of fact all the time. Wishing I’d gotten to know my great grandmother more, and wishing I didn’t know myself so well, because it means I always know what’s going to happen. Wishing I hadn’t cut my hair off, wishing I was 5’7”. Wishing I’d waited and wishing I’d hurried up as well.”
“My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record,” continues the vocal powerhouse. “I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven’t got time to hold onto the crumbs of my past like I used to. What’s done is done.”
Adele further confesses, “Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk.”
“I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back. When I was in it I wanted out! So typical,” she acknowledges. “I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting [expletive], not caring about the future because it didn’t matter then like it does now. The ability to be flippant about everything and there be no consequences. Even following and breaking rules… is better than making the rules.”
Adele concludes, “25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing. And I’m so sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.” It certainly did. The British singer, of course, became engaged to Simon Konecki and welcomed a son over these last few years.
But while no album release date was given, it’s clear a career resurgence is on the immediate horizon. TELL US: What do you think of Adele’s note to fans about her music?