Adele will release 25, her first studio album since 2011, on Nov. 20, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what comes next.
The 27-year-old singer told Zane Lowe during an interview on Beats 1 that she’d likely change the naming pattern of her albums in the future.
“I think this will be my last age one,” Adele said of 25. Her previous albums were called 19 and 21.
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“I’m sure I’m wrong with this, but I feel like there’s been a massive change in me in the last couple of years. Having become a parent, and me and all my friends suddenly living grown-up lives and having responsibilities we haven’t had before. […] I feel like how I feel about myself is how I’m going to feel about myself forever,” Adele said. “I feel like the idea of naming albums after my age is always to show a photograph of what’s going on in my life [at that time]. I feel like not that much is going to change profoundly in me from now on, in terms of how important years of my life are to myself.”
Adele’s comments to Lowe echo similar ones she made in an open letter to announce 25.
“Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my 20s. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk,” Adele wrote. “I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back. When I was in it, I wanted out! So typical. I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting s— and not caring about the future because it didn’t matter like it does now. The ability to be flippant about everything and there be no consequences. Even following and breaking rules… is better than making the rules.”
But with age off the table, what does Adele expect to name her 25 follow-up?
“I think the next one is probably going to be called Adele. The real me,” she told Lowe, before quickly adding, “I’m just kidding.”
Adele’s full interview with Zane Lowe can be found below. “Hello” was released on Friday and can be heard here.