Adele sort of, maybe hints at new music in birthday post … or doesn’t

In a characteristically motormouthed Instagram post today celebrating her 31st birthday, Adele spoke of the challenges she’s faced in the past year — one that saw her splitting with husband Simon Konecki — spoke of  the importance of self-love, looked ahead to the forthcoming year being spent “all on myself,” and either hinted at new music… or didn’t.

On the one hand she said, “31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself,” and she also, presumably jokingly, said “Bunch of f—ing savages, ‘30’ will be a drum n’ bass record to spite you.”

Although the identity of said was unclear (the media?) and drum n’ bass seems one of the very last musical genres Adele would ever explore, certain media outlets took the statement at face value.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer-songwriter Adele (L) and Simon Konecki during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Adele during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer The Weeknd, Drop4Drop CEO Simon Konecki and singer-songwriter Adele attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Adele and Simon Konecki at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Musician Keith Urban, Simon Konecki, and Singer Adele attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Adele (R) and Simon Konecki attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Adele and Simon Konecki attend The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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Variety will do no such thing. It’s been almost three-and-a-half years since she released her most recent studio album — and the fastest-selling album in history — “25” (she was 27 when it came out); four-and-a-half years elapsed between that album and its predecessor, “21” (released when she was 22). Only “19,” released three years earlier, hews to the chronological theme that she’s long since abandoned, like she cares anyway. Next month it will be two years since she completed her 16-month, 100-plus date tour in support of “25.”

But who’s counting? Adele’s rep did not respond to Variety’s request for comment, but presumably the singer will drop new music whenever she’s ready, which could be any time. Read her post in full below.

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