Adele says she is "finally" ready to release her new album 30, which she called her "ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life".
The singer posted a statement on Twitter, revealing her long-awaited fourth album.
"I was certainly nowhere near where I'd hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago," she said.
"Quite the opposite actually. I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have.
"And yet there I was knowingly – willingly even, throwing myself into a maze of absolute mess and inner turmoil!
"I've learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I've shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones."