Adele will release a new song in 2012. Although there may be a long wait for her next album, the singer has promised a new single before “the end of the year”.
“It takes a while,” Adele told France’s NRJ radio, in what was reportedly her “last interview” before a hiatus. “If I didn’t write my own songs, I’d be out next week with a new album. [But] I have to take time and live a little bit.”
Adele has said before her third album will take some time. “I want to write it, record it all, produce it all and master it on my own,” she said last summer, revealing plans to set up a home studio. Whereas there was a three-year wait between her first two albums, her third will “take a lot longer”, she said then, because she wants to do it all herself.
The 23-year-old anticipates a two-year delay before she issues her next potential blockbuster. “I don’t think I’ll feel the pressure for the next album to be as big as the last one because I know that’s not really possible,” she said. “[The] pressure comes from me, myself.”
Meanwhile, there’s just the promise of this mysterious single. Many are speculating that the track could be a theme for the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall, due in late October. Adele was rumoured to be in contention for the last Bond movie, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, and there are reports she is competing against Michael Bublé to perform the theme song for 007’s next mission.
Released in January 2011, Adele’s 21 has sold almost 20m copies, making it one of the bestselling albums of the past decade.
Sean Michaels, The Guardian