British vocalist Adele said on Friday as she released the very first single in the follow up to her runaway hit record 21 that she’d become frightened but had got over any feeling of needing to duplicate it.
“It was phenomenal what happened with that but it is a phenomena so … I can’t really include it in any expectations of anything I do ever again,” the 27-year-old singer said in an interview on BBC Radio One.
The interview was timed together with the release of Hello, the a first track, and an accompanying video, from her third studio album 25.
It’s Hello’s first studio album since 21, which sold 30 million copies world-wide and won six Grammy awards, was launched in 2011.
Hello is of a love story features the exact same strong voice and also emotion of Hello’s international hit Someone and gone wrong.
“I’m sorry for breaking your heart/ But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore,” the 27-year-old sings in the black-and-white video, filmed in the Quebec countryside around Montreal.
The vocalist told supporters in a letter posted on her social networking accounts because her 25th birthday indicated a turning point that she picked the name.
“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.
“I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
The vocalist said that using the four-year rest, during which she gave birth to her first kid, she needed to try to return into songwriting.
“Getting into like the headspace to write a record I found really difficult,” she said.
“Obviously now I’m a parent and also having such a break off I kind of fell out of the habit of writing songs and stuff like that.
“But no, I didn’t feel pressure but also I feel like every album I’m ever going to write is always going to be following 21 … No matter what this record does, my next record is going to be following 21.”