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PopWrapped | Music

Adele Ushers In The 25 Era

Mike Nied | PopWrapped Author

Mike Nied

Updated 10/23/2015 4:47am
Adele Ushers In The 25 Era | Adele
Media Courtesy of iRadio

Today is a day for celebrating, because it has been revealed that the return of Adele in imminent! After months of keeping us waiting, the UK crooner, herself, revealed the impending release of a new album, rumored to be called 25, with a heartfelt post on her social media accounts.

In  the letter, Adele explains her absence from music and discusses her experiences with aging.  She wrote about her youthful excitement to grow up and the sense of self-doubt that set it as she grew older. "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," the "Someone Like You" siren wrote. Now, at 27 years old, Adele finds herself at a crossroads between her youth and adult lives, and it has played a strong factor in the development of her album.

She goes on to explain the direction of 25, comparing it to the groundbreaking material on 2011's 21. "My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record." She details how she is letting go of any self-doubt and making up with herself. "I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did."

Earlier this month, the world revealed just how thirsty they are for new music from the "Rolling In the Deep" songstress when a clip featuring a possible new song went viral online. This signifies the first new content from Adele since 2012's James Bond theme "Skyfall."

The piano-led ballad appeared during a commercial break on The X Factor UK. "Hello, it's me / I was wondering if after all these years / you'd like to meet me," Adele croons over the moody production. We have to wonder if she may be speaking to a younger version of herself on the track, which would work well with the general concept of the album.

Many fans are speculating that this could be the first actual glimpse into 25's sound. Although there hasn't been an official confirmation regarding who was involved in the project, it has been alluded that this may be a collaboration between the UK musician Ryan Tedder.

Welcome back, Adele!  Oh how we have missed you!

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