Heartbreaking news for Daydreamers today.... In a new financial report from XL Recordings, it has been confirmed that global superstar Adele will not be releasing new music this year, despite previous reports. In honor of her birthday this year, Adele Tweeted, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x". Many interpreted this as a hint at new music, believing that her upcoming third studio album would be titled 25 and would be released before the end of the year. According to the New York Times, XL's most recent financial report has denied the speculation that Adele was releasing this year:
|“||There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits.||”|
Some have speculated that Adele will stick to her usual release schedule and release the album in January of 2015, however, this has yet to be confirmed. It has also been suggested that Adele may be following in the footsteps of Beyoncé and surprise-releasing her album, despite a previous statement from Adele's US record label, Columbia Records, confirming that she would not be releasing her album out of nowhere. If Adele does release next year, however, it will have been four years since the release of her last album, 2011's 21.
It is unclear of the statement was referring only to the album, or if we will not get a single this year either. Regardless, we should not expect any new music from Adele until at least next year. We will keep you updated as more details become available.