Although she’s still riding the success of her recent release 21, British singer-songwriter Adele is already planning for her next album. The songstress says she hopes her next album will have country music and bluegrass influence.
“I was exposed to a lot of country, rockabilly and bluegrass because I was touring for such a long time,” Adele said (quote via The Sun). “The melodies and to-the-point lyrics I have found in a lot of American styles of music is definitely something I’m going be pursuing heavily from now on. I want to spend some time in Austin in Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, and learn about it.”
Last year, Adele revealed that her love for contemporary country music was inspired by her bus driver while touring the U.S.
“He listened to all this amazing country music and we’d rock out late at night, chain smoking and listening to Rascal Flatts,” she said. “It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around [that music].”
When it comes to discovering new artists, Adele says she feels”like a four-year-old in a candy shop who’s discovering sweets again.”
Country fans may remember Adele from last year’s CMT Artists of the Year special where she teamed up with Darius Rucker to honor Lady Antebellum’s mega hit “Need You Now.”