Producer Paul Epworth says new Adele album ‘will come when it’s ready’

The follow-up to 2011's '21' is mooted for release later this year

Producer Paul Epworth has said the new Adele album “will come when it’s ready”.

Speaking to Billboard about the follow-up to her 2011 album ’21’, which he worked on, Epworth explained that her third album is still something of a mystery to him: “I’ve got nothing,” he said. “There are no clues.”

It was recently rumoured that Damon Albarn was working with Adele on her next LP. Albarn is said to have met the singer at his west London studio, although further details of the collaboration are yet to emerge.

As The Sun reported at the end of last year, an unnamed source close to Adele stated, “Damon and Adele had a chat about her new album and they could work together in future.” They continued, “Adele’s exploring loads of different avenues for the music and isn’t rushing anything, but the album will be released next year.”

The record will be Adele’s first since ’21’, which has sold over 30 million copies and was the biggest selling album globally of both 2011 and 2012.