Adele stopped by BBC Radio, looking great and feeling good after many months, Sundays (and years) away from the music scene by which she spent time letting life happen and being a new mom to her son Angelo.
Feeling a bit apprehensive at first, Adele admitted she felt she was ready to step back out onto the music scene …
Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year x pic.twitter.com/HEmY14El5s
— Adele (@Adele) May 4, 2014
“I was struggling to write my record, so it all slowed down. Obviously, I took a bit of time off because I became a mum. Then when I thought I was ready to start writing I wasn’t. So I took some more time off. And then I was ready. So a couple of times I thought I’d dried up.”
Blossomed and ready now, at this point in her growth however, Adele feels that this will be her last age-titled album while the music tells the story as, who she is now is who she (finally) is growing forward.
“I think this will be my last age one,” she said. “I feel like the idea of naming albums after my age is always to show a photograph of what’s going on in my life [at that time]. I feel like not that much is going to change profoundly in me from now on, in terms of how important years of my life are to myself.”
Although Adele had gone away for three years, it wasn’t without reflection and song: “I did pretty much write an album about being a mum but that’s pretty boring. I scrapped that.”
“I felt like I was never going to finish this record, she expressed.
“It was a long process. I wanted to give up a lot because I couldn’t do it. I thought I’d run out of ideas and I’d lost my ability to write a song. My team around me are so amazing. They’re very honest. They were like, it’s not good enough. Go back to the drawing board. It didn’t hurt me at all. I think it’s important that people are honest with you like that.”
Nervous but ready, and fully-embraced and welcomed by us all, ‘25’–an 11-track album, is scheduled to drop November 20. Although we don’t have the full deets on what, if any cameos or collabos, reportedly having worked on it was Danger Mouse (whose worked with US2, Gnarls Barkely, The Black Keys) Ryan Tedder (whose worked with Beyonce, and Adele’s “Rumor Has It”) and Max Martin (whose worked with Britney Spears and Taylor Swift)
Adele says the songs on it were inspired by a turning point in her life when she became a “fully-fledged adult.”
“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.”
So say “hello,” to the return of Adele to music, while she sings us the same sentiments-reintroducing herself in a song produced by Greg Kurstin (who’s produced music for Lily Allen’s The Fear and Katy Perry’s Double Rainbow).
From the sounds of things, that sweeping voice of hers will command nothing less than a warm and inviting welcome to your soul.
So without further adieu, Adele, “Hello.”