Adele Taking Time Off Before Next Album

Adele Taking Time Off Before Next Album

"There will be no new music until it's good enough and until I'm ready."

Published December 10, 2011

Adele was perhaps music's biggest success story this past year. Millions of records sold, six Grammy nominations and two amazing hit singles, "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You." So who can blame her for wanting a little vacay? The U.K. chanteuse recently said she's taking some time off before recording her third album—which she hasn't even "thought about" yet.

"I'm really looking forward to some time to do nothing," she told Billboard. "I imagine I'll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven't even thought about my third record yet. I'm just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just 'be' for a bit. I'll disappear and come back with a record when it's good enough. There will be no new music until it's good enough and until I'm ready."

She also discussed her recent surgery for removal of vocal-chord polyps. "The surgery couldn't have gone better," she said. "But because I was singing with damaged vocal chords for three or four months and because of the surgery and because of the silence after the surgery I now have to build myself back up vocally. It's gonna be a lot easier for me to sing now. And mentally I won't be worried about my voice on stage anymore. So I have to get used to that. That'll take most of January, so February I'll be singing properly!"

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Written by BET-Staff


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