We all saw it coming . . . it’s the return of Adele!
After countless teasing, rumors and subtle hints (like that random little X Factor UK teaser trailer a few days ago), legendary British diva, mother and award snatcher announced this morning that her new album is coming very very soon and it is, indeed, titled 25!
“Hello…,” Adele casually posted on her Facebook along with a very lengthy open letter. “When I was 7, I wanted to be 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be 12. When I turned 12 I just wanted to be 18. Then after that I stopped wanting to be older. Now I’m ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it! I feel like I’ve spent my whole life so far wishing it away. Always wishing I was older, wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I could remember and wishing I could forget too. Wishing I hadn’t ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored Wishing I wasn’t so matter of fact all the time. Wishing I’d gotten to know my great grandmother more, and wishing I didn’t know myself so well, because it means I always know what’s going to happen. Wishing I hadn’t cut my hair off, wishing I was 5’7. Wishing I’d waited and wishing I’d hurried up as well. My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record,” Adele wrote. “I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I haven’t got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. What’s done is done.”
The note concluded, “Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties,” Adele added. “Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back. When I was in it I wanted out! So typical. I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting shit, not caring about the future because it didn’t matter then like it does now. The ability to be flippant about everything and there be no consequences. Even following and breaking rules…is better than making the rules. 25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing. And I’m so sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.”
That’s right: The Adele Motherfucking Comeback has begun – Get pumped y’all! No wig is safe.
— Sarah Stevenson (@stevensonsarah) October 18, 2015