After a triumphant post-surgery comeback and being named Billboard‘s Artist of the Year, you’d think Adele would be itching to get back into the studio and bring us another album that’s just as heartbreaking and emotional. …Right?
In a recent interview, Adele has revealed she’s got no plans to record a follow-up to this year’s 21, and that she’s looking forward to doing nothing.
“I’m really looking forward to some time to do nothing,” said Adele. “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 I’m ready.”
Well, what’s good for Adele’s artistic integrity isn’t necessarily good for us, who may need a new soundtrack of woe on those bad days when only eating ice cream out of a tub will suffice. But considering 21 was written and recorded about a heart-wrenching, life-changing breakup, maybe it’s good for Adele to keep her head clear – which is exactly what she said she’s doing, considering she also hasn’t even tried to write new songs. A testimony to staying true to herself? Sounds like it.
“I see no appeal in having a very specific plan as an artist,” Adele affirmed. “Who . . . cares if people don’t get it or like it? I’d rather trust myself, to like what I’ve done and stick to my guns than make music I don’t like, wear clothes that don’t suit me and flutter between genres because I’m scared I won’t be relevant if I pass my “sell” by date.”
Reason #53535357 we love Adele.