UPDATED: British singer-songwriter Adele revealed the release date for her new album — her first since 2011’s “21,” which sold 11 million copies in the U.S. — and offered a hint about the record’s theme.
“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 said via messages on her Twitter and Facebook accounts. “I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
“25” will be released on Nov. 20, the singer announced Thursday on Instagram, along with the cover and track list.
The announcement comes mere days after a mysterious commercial featuring Adele’s vocals premiered during a broadcast of the U.K.’s “X Factor” without official comment or explanation.
“25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing,” the singer wrote, describing both her life experience and perhaps hinting at the title of the album, which would remain consistent with the names of her two previous albums, debut “19” and sophomore effort “21.”
“And I’m sorry it took so long,” she added, “but you know, life happened.”
According to DigitalSpy, BBC Radio 1 has teased that the station will preview the first single from the new album on Friday, October 30.