Adele Says Her Third Album Could Be "Four Or Five Years" Away

14 February 2012, 17:50 | Updated: 14 February 2012, 18:03

The 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer is planning to take her time while recording her next album.

Adele has admitted she will need "at least three years" to write a new album, and may keep fans waiting as long as five years for the follow-up to her 2011 record '21'.

The 'Someone Like You' singer picked up all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for at Sunday's ceremony (12th February), but says she will take her time with the next album to make sure it is good enough.

"I am f**king off for four or five years," Adele told US Vogue. "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. And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch."

"I'm in it for the long run, I don't want to be disposable," Adele explained. "You're only as good as your next record. I'm not scared of losing this.

"I won't come out with new music until it's better than 21. I'm not expecting to sell as many records, but I don't want to release shit," the 'Rolling In the Deep' singer confessed. "Also I have nothing to write about! I'd be lying. And that would go against everything I've ended up building for myself. "

She added: "I will need at least three years to write a record."

Adele will reportedly release 'Rumour Has It' as the fourth single from her Grammy-winning sophomore album '21'.

View our full gallery of Adele covering the March issue of US Vogue here.