"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."
Check out her entire post here. And no, she hasn't set a release date yet for the album, so we suggest this simple breathing technique to help with your frustration.