Adele is set to return early 2011 with the release of her eagerly anticipated new single and album.
About its release she says: Iâ€™m very excited, nervous, eager, anxious but chuffed to announce my new album! Itâ€™s taken a while and it knocked me for six when writing it. Itâ€™s different from 19, itâ€™s about the same things but in a different light.
I deal with things differently now. Iâ€™m more patient, more honest, more forgiving and more aware of my own flaws, habits and principles. Something that comes with age I think. So fittingly this record is called 21.
Everyday something happens that affects me, whether it be relationships, events, something I hear, something I see or something I feel.
All of which is helping define me and turning me in to who Iâ€™m becoming.
The whole reason I called my first album 19 was about cataloging what happened to me then and who I was then, like a photo album you see the progression and changes in a person throughout the years.
I tried to think of other album titles but couldnâ€™t come up with anything that represented the album properly, I kept swerving 21 thinking it was obvious. But why not be obvious?
I discovered lots of artists Iâ€™d never heard of, particularly Wanda Jackson, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Lady Antebellum and Steel Drivers who I fell in love with.
Then I delved in to more from artists Iâ€™ve loved forever â€“ Mary J Blige, Kanye West, Elbow, Mos Def, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits and Sinead Oâ€™Connor.
Thereâ€™s something in every single one of these artists that has really really inspired 21.
So it is what it is! I cant wait for you to start hearing pieces of it!
Lots of love
â€œRolling In The Deepâ€ will be the first single, released on Sunday January 16th (UK).
Written and produced by Adele and award winning British producer Paul Epworth, itâ€™s a â€œdark bluesy gospel disco tuneâ€ according to Adele herself.
Adeleâ€™s new album â€œ21â€ is set to be released on Monday January 24th (UK) & Tuesday February 22nd (USA/CAN)