UPDATE: Adele will give her first interview about new album 25 to Apple Music DJ Zane Lowe. The interview will air at 2:30 a.m. ET and will re-air Friday at noon ET. Hear a preview of the interview below, where the singer discusses the meaning behind the title and taking on more responsibilities as she gets older.
Adele‘s long-anticipated third album, 25, will officially be out on November 20th, and the soulful singer has revealed the track list for the new LP. First single “Hello” will be available for purchase on October 23rd and be accompanied by a music video directed by Xavier Dolan.
In early October, Adele surprised fans with a simple preview of “Hello” in a TV advertisement that played during the U.K. edition of The X-Factor. The 30-second spot contained nothing more than a sample of her new music and the lyrics played over a black screen. “Hello, it’s me,” she sang over just a piano in the preview. “I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet/To go over everything/They say that times supposed to heal ya/But I ain’t done much healing.”
Following the preview, Adele wrote an emotional open letter to her fans explaining the delay and announcing the album’s official title, 25. “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record,” Adele wrote. “Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 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.”
Speculation arose in early 2014 that she would release her first album since 2011’s 21 by the end of the year. On her 26th birthday, May 4th, 2014, Adele tweeted “Bye bye 25 … See you again later in year,” suggesting that the singer would align her third album title with her previous albums’ theme of being named for the age it was written during. It was revealed last October, however, that XL Recordings did not have an Adele album slated for release.
Following 21‘s success, Adele has taken a bit of a hiatus to work on her latest. Her last recording was 2012’s “Skyfall” for the James Bond film of the same name. The track won Adele the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
25 Track List
2. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
3. “I Miss You”
4. “When We Were Young”
6. “Water Under the Bridge”
7. “River Lea”
8. “Love in the Dark”
9. “Million Years Ago”
10. “All I Ask”
11. “Sweetest Devotion”
25 Album Cover