After surprising TV audiences with the text-only commercial for her new album 25, Adele has just taken to Twitter with what amounts to a mission statement about why it has taken a while to make, what mental state she entered upon making it, and what lyrical themes we can expect when it comes out in a few weeks.
Describing it as a “make-up record”—in contrast to 21, the classic “break-up record”—she describes spending the years of her youth wishing the time away, saying: “I haven’t got time to hang on to the crumbs of the past like I used to. What’s done is done. Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. 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 without a removal van 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.”
Here’s her statement:
— Adele (@Adele) October 21, 2015
And another look at that TV commercial, as the sole musical taster for what must be the most anticipated album of the year:
— Mikey Piff (@MikeyPiff) October 18, 2015