It has been four years since Adele released her sophomore album, and aside from her Skyfall recording, fans have heard very little from her since. She had a son with Simon Konecki, and lived a very reclusive existence, rarely being spotted outside her London home. Now she has shocked her millions of fans by announcing her third album ’25’ will released in just over a month, November 20, and the 30 million people that purchased her last effort ’21’ will no doubt find the next month to be agonisingly long. Her first single from the album ‘Hello’ is released tomorrow; her hardcore fans recognised her vocal from the track being used in an X Factor episode earlier this month, and have been suspicious ever since.
In an amusing and ramble-filled website post yesterday, she listed her many regrets over the last 25 years, including dodgy hair cuts, and advises fans that it is far better to break the rules, than to make the rules! She continues: “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make -up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 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.”