Before you get too excited and stop reading to search Google, the update is that the songs have been taken down. Almost four years have gone by since Adele released her incredible, record-breaking, Grammy-winning album, 21. It is still unknown when the supersinger’s follow up album will be released but two previously unreleased songs leaked online. Digital Spy UK reported that the tracks were recorded during sessions for 21 in 2010 with Fraser T. Smith. Smith was the co-writer and producer of one of the biggest hits from 21, “Set Fire to the Rain.”
The subject matter of the two leaked songs were from opposite ends of the romance spectrum. In “You’ll Never See Me Again” Adele sings about being stronger after ending a relationship, while “Never Gonna Leave You” is about staying together with your partner through more difficult times.
Back in the spring, the London-based singer tweeted a cryptic message, which said “Bye bye 25… See you again later in the year x.” That led people to hope that she would release an album named 25, named after her age, by the end of 2014. Then in July, a tweet from the World Music Awards claimed that Adele would be embarking on a 2015 world tour following an album release. But that information was shot down by her label’s parent company. Dang it.
It is frustrating for Adele’s fans (and is anyone not an Adele fan?) to not have a clue as to when her next album will drop. But those who caught a listen to the leaked songs before they were taken down were damn lucky indeed.
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