It’s been some full five years since Adele released her last full-length album, and fans are clamoring for new material. Recently, the Grammy-winning singer announced that her next work will come in September.

Though rumors had been circulating for months regarding the next project from the UK native, nothing was concrete until she took to social media and announced when people could expect the Columbia Records released follow-up to 2015’s 25. At one point during an Adele-attended wedding reception the singer told guests to “Expect my album in September.” after which she performed a surprise set singing “Rolling in the Deep,” along with covers from the Spice Girls’ “Spice Up Your Life,” Candi Staton’s “Young Hearts Run Free” and Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.”

Prior to the semi-public address, the “Hello” artist hinted at something in a social media post from her 31st birthday in May of 2019. “This is 31…thank f—ing god,” she wrote. “30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean into it all.” While the impromptu admission is a promising lead for those in anticipation of her next album, Adele is known for taking her time to perfect her music, releasing just one studio album and one stand-alone single (the 2012 James Bond theme, “Skyfall”) since her hyper-successful collection, 21, dropped in 2011.

Another online comment (she) made suggested that her highly anticipated forthcoming full length may have been delayed from her formally teased September 2020 date. Reports now suggest that Adele’s new LP has been subsequently slotted for December at the earliest, and SBD sets the odds at -200 that the coronavirus pandemic will push it back even further, perhaps, till 2021. According to some, the change of date allows for ample to manufacture and shipment compact discs and vinyl for her older fans, however, due to the COVID-19, chances are that her album won’t see the light of day in 2020.

Watch this space for updates regarding Adele’s highly-anticipated upcoming album.

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