Adele Reveals Inspiration For New Album In Open Letter (No, It's Not A Breakup)
No, Adele, we will not find "Someone Like You" — you are one of a kind.
In an open letter posted to Facebook today, the 27-year-old singer revealed the inspiration for her upcoming album. Her first and second albums, 19 and 21, were characterized by tearjerking ballads about heartbreak, but this time, she's taking us in a completely different direction.
"I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened."
"My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record," she 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."
Adele explains that she's spent her entire life wishing it away — "wishing to be older, wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I could remember and wishing to forget too." But at age 25 — which she revealed to be the name of the album — she came to a turning point. For the first time feeling like a full-fledged adult, she decided to approach life without removing the "van full of [her] old junk" or wishing to be anywhere but right here, right now.
Now a mother, Adele's life has changed since the release of her last album in 2011 — and she promises that her new songs will reflect that: "25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising."
Addressing those of us who've been fiending for a new batch of her musical genius, she wrote: "I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened."