Adele told a French radio station that she will release a new single by the end of this year, but fans will have to wait even longer for a new album.
She said it will take a good two years to record a next album, according to BBC.
If I didn't write my own songs, I'd be out next week with a new album, she said to France's NRJ.
I have to take time and live a little bit. There were a good two years between my first and second albums, so it'll be the same this time.
She said she would have loved to collaborate with the late Etta James, but Beyoncé would do as well.
I adore Beyoncé, I've been listening to her since I was about 11, she said according to BBC.I think her work as an artist and a singer is enviable in terms of the length of her career and how she's grown and grown but most of my inspirations are (from) old music and sadly they have all died.
Adele said her new album will have a different tone that her sophomore hit, 21.
Perhaps a bit more joyful?
I am f----ing off for four or five years. If I am constantly working, my relationships fail ... So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy, she said in an interview with Vogue magazine.
The new album would follow 21, which sold 20 million copies worldwide. The songstress said she doesn't feel the pressure to emulate her success.
I never ever expected the success of my first album, let alone how many records  has sold. I don't really feel the pressure for the next record to be big as my last one, as I know it's not really possible, she said.
What's happened with  is very rare, anyway. I have to convince with my songs again and that's where the pressure comes from. That's me putting pressure on myself, she continued.
E!Online reports that speculation has been rampant that Adele's new single will be a track for the new James Bond movie, 'Skyfall'. The gossip site said that Skyfall will be released on November 9, right around the time Adele should be releasing her single.
What sort of single is released a full two years before the album it's supposed to headline. The near-unanimous answer seems to be: a single that's not from said album at all. Perhaps it's a title track? From, say, the most high-profile British release of the year? wrote Gina Serpe for E!Online.
Adele hasn't confirmed or denied the reports.