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Adele's Pregnancy Reportedly Inspires "Lighter" Songwriting For New Album
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer is said to be writing about happier times due to her becoming a mother soon.
Adele's third studio album will reportedly be much "lighter" than her global chart-topping smash '21' because she has been inspired by her recent pregnancy.
The 'Someone Like You' singer is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki, confirming her pregnancy back in June this year, and her impending motherhood is said to have had a "big impact" on her songwriting.
"It will be lighter than her last ode to break up," a source told Us magazine this month. "The pregnancy has had a big impact on her songwriting.
"She is lying low and focusing on becoming a mum," they explained. "The baby is healthy and she's so excited."
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer previously confirmed she will not rush the follow-up to '21', and suggested she doesn't expect a new album to be ready for several years yet.
Adele and boyfriend Simon went public with their relationship at the start of 2012, and Adele was forced to deny rumours the couple had wed in secret last month.
View a picture of Adele performing at the BRIT Awards 2012 below (Credit: Getty):
The 'Set Fire To The Rain' star has also been closely linked with the theme tune for the new James Bond film Skyfall, with several reports that she recently recorded the song recently at the famous Abbey Road Studios.
Adele is expected to give birth sometime before the end of 2012.
The 'Rolling In The Deep' star is said to have purchased a new property in Kensington.
The '21' singer will be recognised for her contributions to the music industry by being given an award by the Queen.
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer takes home her second award of the night in Los Angeles.
The '21' singer teases fans with a clip from her new live DVD.