Adele‘s record label have said that the singer will not be releasing any new music this year.
Rolling Stone have quoted a financial report from XL which states that they have no plans to release Adele’s third LP over the next few months.
The report reads: “There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits. Nevertheless, the directors are confident that by pursuing management policies… XL will continue to achieve success with other artists.”
Adele teased fans earlier this year, bidding farewell to her 25th year in anticipation of her 26th birthday on May 5 with the caption that she would “see” 25 “later in the year”. Given that her previous albums were named after the age she was when she wrote them – ’19’ and ’21’ respectively, the message led to speculation that her third album could be released this year. OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder had also claimed that he was working on a new Adele album, while Phil Collins claimed he was writing songs with Adele and rapper Wiz Khalifa said that a collaboration he recorded with the singer for his next album had been scrapped.
However, Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group of which Adele’s label XL Recordings is a member, stated that there was “no truth” in a rumour that Adele would release a new album and tour the world in 2015.