It has been a long while since the last time we heard from the brilliant singer and songwriter, Adele. In fact 2012 was the last time she released new music which was “Skyfall” for the songs’ titular James Bond movie. Her last album, 21, goes way back to early 2011. A little over four years later, she’s finally taken to Instagram to announce her new album, 25.
On October 21st, Adele took to Twitter to apologize to her fans for the extended absence and also open up a little bit about the mindset and emotion behind her upcoming album. She dubs her previous album, 21, a breakup album but the new one she calls a make-up album but not with who you would expect. She’s making up with herself for wishing her life away in her youth.
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 older. Now I’m ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it! 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 in the end. 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. 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 on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. What’s done is done. 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. I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting shit, 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.
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.
Adele has released her soulful and aptly titled single today off of 25, named “Hello”. Check out the video below!