In a statement on her Facebook page, the singer says: “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.”
It follows months of speculation regarding the follow-up to her platinum selling 21 album, which was released in 2011. It also follows the screening of an album teaser during the advert break of British X Factor on Sunday 18 October, in which a snippet of Adele singing an unknown song played over a black screen with the lyrics: “Hello, it’s me / I was wondering if after all these years / you’d like to meet to go over everything / they say that time’s supposed to heal ya / but I ain’t done much healing …”.
In her Facebook post, Adele talks about a lifetime of regrets and wishing her life away, all of which will presumably be channeled into the new record, due next month.