2020 has at least a few people wanting, waiting to take a break from the intensity with new music from their favorite artists.
For Adele fans (quite a large subset of those music-lovers), while the sentiment is lovely and supportive, it's just going to have to wait. The singer herself recently came out to tell impatient fans to chill.
She reminded them about the global pandemic that apparently makes recording an album in a studio full of staff a little difficult.
It all went down on Instagram.
Adele first posted a photo from her concert at England's Glastonbury music festival in 2016, a classic concert following the 2015 release of her most recent album, 25, with a simple cryptic smiley emoji as the caption.
Immediately, fans jumped on the ambiguous post. Several comments expressed their love broadly, pleading for Adele to save us all from the very high-impact times.
For some, the wheels began to turn. They wondered if the minimally captioned post was a sign of things to come.
More than a few asked straight up if this meant Adele's next album, her 5 year delayed follow-up to 25, was set to drop soon.
To which Adele replied with a quick and thorough shutdown.
According to the Huffington Post, while singing at a friend's wedding party in February 2020, Adele announced that her new album was "coming in September."
But that was February, nearly a lifetime ago in 2020 terms. At that point the virus hadn't overwhelmed Western Europe and the United States.
During an interview with MusicWeek, Adele's manager Jonathan Dickens confirmed the delay the singer conveyed in her Instagram comment.
"It isn't coming in September, it'll be ready when it's ready."
"We're all in the same boat, you're doing stuff and then all of a sudden, the world stops. It'll come when it's ready. I can't put a date on that yet. We have music, but we're still working."
For now, it looks like fans will need to keep those old albums on heavy rotation as we all press through the wild year.