"New song probably coming out at the end of the year," Adele told NRJ. "If I didn't write songs, I'd be out next week with a new album. But because I write my own songs, I have to take time and live a little bit."
While she hopes to have a new song out by the end of the year, Adele has no plans on releasing a full album until 2013 or possibly 2014.
"There was a good two years between my first and second albums so it'll be the same this time," she added.