updated - October 21, 2018 Sunday EDT
Looks like keeping the fans hanging over album releases and promotional tours of big-ticket stars is the 'in' thing these days. U2 does it and gave acceptable reasons. What about Adele?
Adele's publicity machine has been disclosing bits of information that some works on the album have been started as early as 2013 for the album release before the fall of 2014. Soundscan, the PR firm, said it probably might be out in the market between January 2015 to June 2015.
In a Billboard's interview in December 2011, Adele was quoted as saying that the album "..won't be a big production. I want it to be quite acoustic and piano-led. I want to write it all, record it all, produce it all and master it on my own. I think it'll take a lot longer because I want to do it this way."
These convey a lot of things. The fans are in for a treat as the award-winning soul singer will try other genres like bluegrass and country, even rock, to be infused in the album. She has commissioned the likes of Dianne Warren, Phil Collins, Ryan Tedder, and Paul Epsworth to make it possible for the project. As a teaser, Adele disclosed doing a cover of INX's 'Never Tear Us Apart in the album, "to give it a live feel." The song is also one of her favorite songs.
Like U2, Adele wants the final output as 'good enough.' (U2's words were like, 'should be great enough, not good enough).
So, that's it. Twenty-five year old Adele is taking her own sweet time because of the ownership she has on the music product in the making. It's her thoughts, her voice, her connections, and more importantly, her resources. Good enough reason.
Adele's two previous albums were multi-awarded and reached millions of sales around the world.
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