Adele has confirmed her new album will be called 25, and says it will tackle her transition into adulthood. It follows the singer's pattern of naming her albums after her age: Her debut was titled 19 and the follow-up was called The singer continued: "25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising.
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The album was named after the age of the singer during its production. Composed in the aftermath of the singer's separation from her then partner, the album typifies the near dormant tradition of the confessional singer-songwriter in its exploration of heartbreak, introspection, and forgiveness. Adele began writing 21 in April , when still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. Dissatisfied with once again portraying herself as the musical tragedian of her debut, she had intended to compose a more upbeat and contemporary follow-up. However, studio sessions ended prematurely due to a lack of inspiration. She resumed production immediately after the breakdown of her relationship, channelling her heartbreak and depression into her songs.
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The artist is taking the Taylor Swift route by not making her new album available for streaming, according to Spotify. Adele, who is poised to have the bestselling album of the year when her third record, 25, is released worldwide on Friday, will not make it available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. The singer, who is said to have been personally involved with the decision, is following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, who pulled her music from Spotify late in , over complaints about the royalties paid by streaming outlets. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon. Swift most recently took on Apple for not paying musicians during a three-month free trial for its new music streaming service, but changed her mind when the company agreed to compensate the artists. Billboard reports that 3.
Issued nearly five years after her previous album, the internationally successful 21 , the album is titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old and is termed a "make-up record". Its lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her nostalgia ", and "melancholia about the passage of time" according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone , as well as themes of motherhood and regret. The album was widely anticipated and Adele's record labels promoted the album with an extensive marketing campaign. It became a massive commercial success, debuting at number one in 32 countries and breaking first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States. In the US, the album sold over 3. Following 21 , it was certified Diamond by the RIAA , making Adele the only artist of the s to achieve this certification with two albums.