Adele released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the US. She said that the album was inspired by the breakup with her former partner. The album’s sound is described as classic and contemporary country and roots music. The change in sound from her first album was the result of her bus driver playing contemporary music from Nashville when she was touring the American South, and the title reflected the growth she had experienced in the prior two years.
In a statement released three days later she confirmed that the album would be titled 25, with Adele stating, “My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing. And I’m sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened.” On 22 October, Adele confirmed that 25 would be released on 20 November, while the lead single from the album, “Hello” would be released on 23 October.
‘Hello’ is taken from the new album, 25, out November 20. http://adele.com
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