Adele set to record country and bluegrass third album

Singer says she wants to make the follow-up to '21' in Nashville and Austin

Adele has revealed there is set to be a strong country and bluegrass influence on her third album.

The singer, who has dominated the UK album chart with her second album ’21’, has also said she wants to record the album in the American South.

Speaking to The Sun, the singer said of her new influences:

I was exposed to a lot of country, rockabilly and bluegrass because I was touring for such a long time. The melodies and to-the-point lyrics I have found in a lot of American styles of music is definitely something I’m going be pursuing heavily from now on. I want to spend some time in Austin in Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, and learn about it.

Adele has also spoken about the joys of discovering a host of US country artists that she’s never been exposed to before, adding:

I feel like a four-year-old in a candy shop who’s discovering sweets again. Every day is amazing when it comes to discovering new artists.

Adele tours the UK in the autumn, but is then likely to begin work on her third album. She is also strongly rumoured to feature on new tracks with both Tinie Tempah and Jay-Z.