Sigh. This news is so sad you might want to brace yourself by putting on an old Adele album and grabbing a box of tissue. Although we got our hopes up earlier this year when it seemed like the singer was teasing a new album, her label XL has dashed those dreams.
Back in May, on the eve of her 26th birthday, Adele tweeted this silly selfie along with the cryptic line "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x."
Considering her last two albums were called 19 and 21, that basically spelled out that another album called 25 was on the way, right!? Wrong.
The New York Times reports that the label's recent financial report, that was filed in Britain on Thursday (October 9), revealed the news by way of a single sentence:
"There will not be a further new release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits."
Don't worry, though, the company still netted a cool $15 million off the strength of releases from their other acts like Vampire Weekend and The xx. The label also noted in their report that a big part of their sales in 2013 came from Adele's back catalogue.
Her last release, 21, did sell over 25 million copies, so no wonder their profits are taking a hit. As for our hearts, we'll have to languish on, longing for more lovely, heartbreaking songs. If you really need something to tide you over, check out these unreleased tracks from 21 that hit the internet last month.