While fans anxiously wait for Adele to fully recover from her vocal cord surgery, it will be a much longer wait until they can expect some new music from the British powerhouse.
Earlier this year, the Grammy-nominated singer was diagnosed with a throat ailment, forcing her to postpone her concert dates and rest her vocals cords. Now Adele’s main focus is to remove herself from the limelight and just relax.
“I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet,” she told Billboard magazine. “I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
As for the status of her recovery thus far, the “Rolling In The Deep” singer says she’s doing just fine.
“The surgery couldn’t have gone better — but because I was singing with damaged vocal chords for three or four months and because of the surgery and because of the silence after the surgery, I now have to build myself back up vocally,” she revealed. “It’s gonna be a lot easier for me to sing now. And mentally I won’t be worried about my voice on stage anymore. So I have to get used to that.
“That’ll take most of January, so February I’ll be singing properly!” she continued.
The 23-year-old is currently nominated for six Grammy Awards for her sophomore effort, ’21.’