Adele 'excited, nervous, eager, anxious (but chuffed)' To Release Sophomore Album In January
OK. So excited about this! The news came today that the FABULOUS Adele is coming BACK with a new album on January 24th in the UK and on February 22nd in the U.S. via XL Recordings/Columbia Records! Adele's sophomore effort called 21 is the follow up to her 2X Platinum (Gold in the U.S.) debut 19 and will be preceded by the single, "Rolling In The Deep." The single, a "dark bluesy gospel disco tune," was written and produced by Adele and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Florence + The Machine), and is set to drop on January 16th in the UK. Recorded mostly in Malibu, Adele worked with the amazing Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Jay Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) as well as with Epworth back in London. Adele sought inspirations from artists previously unfamiliar to her (Lady Antebellum, Allison Krauss, Yvonne Fair, Neko Case)as well as some favorites (Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits). Says Adele of her inspirations, "There’s something in every single one of these artists that has really really inspired 21."
From the sound of it, Adele has grown wiser and matured with age, becoming "more patient, more honest, more forgiving and more aware of [her] own flaws." Considering how young she was when she recorded her debut, and all that she's been through between then and now...how could she not grow? According to the (now) 22 year old Brit, "I'm very excited, nervous, eager, anxious but chuffed to announce my new album!" Check out her latest blog post for Adele's reasons behind the album title and make sure you check out her revamped website for the latest news on her forthcoming album and single. So happy this talented lady is back. Oh - and make sure you take a look at her STUNNING new album artwork up top. Beautiful!