Riding off the success of her six Grammy wins, Adele plans to release “Rumour Has It,” her fourth 21 single. The song’s producer and co-writer, Ryan Tedder, confirmed the news to Billboard.com on the red carpet at Sunday’s show.
“I found out three days ago that I have the next single,” he said about the song, which will follow the massively successful singles “Rolling in the Deep,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Someone Like You.” He added, “I’m very excited about it.”
The song will hit pop, adult pop and adult contemporary radio in mid-March, Adele’s label confirmed. And although that will mark the song’s official release, it had seen some radio play on adult alternative radio. It was also featured on “Glee” in December, which gave it a boost on the Billboard charts.
“I’m just excited that somebody as raw and real as that has cut through at radio and cut through at culture,” Tedder said. “I’ve never seen anything like it, I feel honored to be involved with it.”
News of the single comes just as Adele returned to the spotlight with a triumphant performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards, where she took the stage for the first time since throat surgery in November. The singer performed her chart-topping track “Rolling in the Deep.”
Adele also graces the March cover of Vogue, in which she reveals that while she’s focused much of her songwriting on heartbreak, her next album may touch on other subjects.
“Come on! I’m wifey material! I’m great. No one’s got to be brave. It’s not like, ‘You f— me over and I’m going to write a record and make you the most hated man in the world.’ I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way,” she said. “I’m done with being a bitter witch.”