Adele describes new album as a ‘make up record’ and apologises to fans for long wait

Singer pens open letter on social media

Adele has written an open letter to fans in which she confirms her new album is titled ’25’ and apologises for making fans wait to hear it.

It has long been rumoured that Adele’s next album would follow the format of her first two records, ’19’ and ’21’, named after the ages she was when writing and recording the music.

In an open letter posted on social media today, Adele wrote about how she always wanted to be older when she was growing up and her regrets over not enjoying her life in the moment. Talking about her new music, Adele writes: “My last record [’21’] 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 myelf. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

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Later in the letter Adele adds: “’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 teased new music in an anonymous advert which aired during The X Factor in Britain on Sunday (October 18).

Viewers of the ITV show saw a thirty-second clip of Adele’s voice with the lyrics to the song flashing up in black and white on the screen.

The lyrics to the untitled song shown were: “Hello, it’s me, I was wondering if after all these years, you’d like to meet to go over everything/They say that time’s supposed to heal ya but I ain’t done much healing.”

Watch the advert below:

It has been five years since Adele’s second album, ’21’, came out and dominated the Offiial UK Album Charts for 23 weeks solid.

Damon Albarn worked on new material with Adele, but said he doesn’t think she will use it. He also referred to her new music as “very middle of the road”.

The new material is also rumoured to include a song written by Tobias Jesso Jr, as well as appearances from OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, producer Danger Mouse and pop writer-producer Max Martin, who’s best known for his work with ’90s pop acts N’Sync, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys.

Earlier this year, producer Emile Haynie revealed he met with Adele in February to discuss potentially working together, but that the singer was “taking her time” over a new album. “We got along well as friends when we met in February and I hope we can cut some songs, but Adele is taking her time,” he said. “I’d push for it to happen, but we’ll have to wait and see.”