Adele’s new album may be coming sooner than expected.
The singer’s friend, Alan Carr, suggested that the long-awaited project could drop next month. In an interview with Grazia Daily UK, the comedian was asked whose album is “rumored to be coming out in February – Adele, Rihanna or Cardi B?”
“Adele, isn’t it?” responded Carr, who had Adele officiate his 2018 wedding. “I’ve actually heard some tracks on it. Oh my God, it’s amazing—so amazing.’”
However, the album may have undergone changes since he last heard it. “They change all the time,” he said, “they’re really rough things.”
Added Carr, “I said to her, ‘That voice is like an old friend,’ because there are some people in the charts who sound a bit like Adele and then when you hear Adele’s voice, you go, ‘Oh no, there’s only one.’”
He was also asked whether her voice has “gone skinny,” a reference to her new slim figure. “No, no, no,” he said. “She’s still got a chunky but funky voice—don’t worry.”
While hosting “SNL” in October, Adele said that the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s 25 was not done. “My album isn’t finished yet, I’d rather just put on some wigs, have a glass of wine or six and see what happens,” she said during her opening monologue.
In a subsequent Instagram post, she hinted that the album wouldn’t arrive until 2021. “I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am!” she wrote. “Peace out til next year.”
Back in July, it was reported that Adele was working with John Legend and Raphael Saadiq on the highly-anticipated project, which is said to have a more “eclectic” sound.