It's been a while since we've gotten any new music from Adele, but the newest update seems to suggest that she's going for a uranium record (or whatever comes after platinum status): She'll be working with Pharrell Williams on the forthcoming 25. The Neptunes producer and pop star in his own right let the details drop while being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest at the Cannes Film Festival last week.
How about when we'll finally be getting the new record? Does Williams have any word on that? Apparently not. Williams politely suggested that things have been going rather slowly because the headliner dedicates plenty of time to her two-year-old son, Angelo.
"She's kinda like, 'OK guys, I'm gonna open my diary for 20 minutes'," Williams said, probably referencing a calendar and not her actual journal. "So it's like, OK, you have 20 minutes, or 32 minutes really. Then she gives it to you and closes it up and disappears, and she's off with her beautiful boy-and that's what it's all about."
The album was originally slated for 2015 but appears to be on track for 2016...as far as we know. When 21 hit shelves in 2011, it took both buyers and critics by storm, winning six Grammys and has thus far been the bestselling album of the millennium, having sold more than 11 million copies as of January. Needless to say, the flagging music industry is begging her to drop new music. Perhaps the five-year wait between albums will further drive hype and drive buyers to the market.
Williams himself is certainly a promising touch, as he's been involved with the bestselling singles of the previous two years (Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and his own "Happy," respectively). Although he's typically associated with an pop/R&B-friendly vibe, we trust he won't steer Adele's sound astray. Could he possibly make a guest appearance behind the mic?
Stay tuned for more details on the release of 25.