Few albums boast the buzz that surrounds Adele‘s fourth studio effort.
It’s been five years since the chart-titan unleashed her last LP and excitement for its follow-up is reaching pitch.
As is customary with the star, details surrounding the project have been shrouded in secrecy.
However, a new report appears to have poured flavoursome tea.
Per a British newspaper, the songbird has been taking creative flight with Raphael Saadiq.
A source revealed that she has “been a fan of Raphael since she was a teenager and loves his back catalogue,” and that “she wants her next album to be full of soul, with a more eclectic sound.”
Renowned for his stints in groups Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl, Saadiq has amassed an equally impressive catalogue as a producer – helming hits for legends such as Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige. The eclectic talent also exec produced Solange‘s GRAMMY-winning, culture-shifting album ‘A Seat At The Table’ too.
Interestingly, the same source touts John Legend as being in the mix of the successor to 2015’s ’25.’
Beyond his own list of achievements (which includes earning EGOT status), the star has a rich history as a songwriter and producer, crafting classics for the likes of Lauryn Hill (‘Everything Is Everything’) and Estelle (‘American Boy’).
Notable for her bellowing ballads, it’s safe to expect some of that on Adele’s next set. However, we definitely would be embracing of fresh sounds, topics, and sonics. Because, with her possessing such a versatile voice, there are so many possibilities as to what she could cook up.