BREAKING: Adele releases new song, announces '25'

BREAKING: Adele releases new song, announces ’25’

by • October 23, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mocha Madness. Strawberry Cheesecake. Pick your poison and prepare to stay in the fetal position a while; Adele has announced her album release date (11/20/15) and dropped a new single that will have you feeling every emotion on the spectrum. The British songstress could write a song about a brief encounter with a stranger at a grocery store and make it feel intimate. Judging from this first taste, her third studio album, 25, will display her as a wide open book.

Adele posted a letter to fans on her Twitter (how am I only just following her now?!) speaking on the album’s concept:

“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.”

She writes how she has spent most of her younger life wishing it away. Wishing she was older. Wishing she was taller. Wishing she had been closer to people who are no longer here. Her experiences are not unlike those of her listeners. We all, I’m sure, have spent the eve of a birthday wondering what this next year will hold as we are a year further from all the choices we made or could make at the time.

Our first glimpse into 25 is the nostalgic ballad we’ve been waiting for. “Hello” is Adele’s attempt to reach out to an old flame whose heart she broke in earlier years. The lyrics are incredibly self-aware as she names herself guilty in the distance and pain between them now. However, the only sound she receives on the other end is a lonely, haunting dial tone.

25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realising. And I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.”

      And thank God it did. November 20th will be here before we know it. I’ll be here, breaking this record on repeat, trying to put my phone down and not drunk text every person I know that I’m sorry for all the times I’ve messed up.  Dial tone be damned people, I will leave messages.

BREAKING: Adele releases new song, announces ’25’ by Sarah Schumaker, edited by Matthew Weller

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