The Grammy award-winning singer released a statement on Wednesday morning which confirmed the record will be called 25, and revealed the songs are inspired by the 'turning point' in her life when she transitioned into a 'fully-fledged adult'.
In her heartfelt Facebook message, Adele said her new material, her first since 2011's hit factory 21, is a 'make-up record' about letting go of the baggage of her past and focusing on the future.
The statement took the form of an essay about the 27-year-old star's biggest regrets in life, including wasted opportunities and wishing her life away.
It began: 'When I was 7, I wanted to be 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be 12. When I turned 12 I just wanted to be 18. Then after that I stopped wanting to be older. Now I'm ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it! I feel like I've spent my whole life so far wishing it away.'
'Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I'm going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk.'
The star has not released her own music since October 2012 when she made a comeback with James Bond theme tune Skyfall, which won her an Academy Award.
It would be Adele's first new material since the birth of her son Angelo with her partner Simon Konecki the same year and comes almost five years on from the release of her last album, 21.
It has widely been rumoured that Adele's new album is due out next month but no official announcement has been made about a specific date.
In August it was reported that she had been working on new music with the likes of OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who produced and co-wrote Rumour Has It on 21, Gnarls Barkley's Brian Burton and other music luminaries. ?The Daily Mail