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Adele teases fans with snippet of new song in advertisement

Adele's new album - believed to be titled 25 - is not due till November, but already the singer has cryptically treated fans to a snippet of a new song, her first since the Oscar-winning Skyfall.

Forthcoming new album is first in four years

Adele, seen performing Skyfall at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2013, has released a teaser clip of a new song. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Is the long wait almost over for Adele fans?

Four years after her last album, the singer appears to have teased British television viewers with a snippet of new music, broadcast during an ad break on prime-time TV.

The 30-second ad shown Sunday evening during TV talent show The X Factor featured Adele's distinctive tones over a black screen on which heartache-filled lyrics appeared.

The lyrics read:"Hello/It's me/I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet/To go over everything.

"They say that time's supposed to heal ya/But I ain't done much healing..."

The ad ended with an ellipsis and contained neither Adele's name nor a release date for a new album.

The London-born diva won six Grammy Awards for her 2011 album 21, and took home an Academy Award for the theme to the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

Adele's publicist declined to comment Monday.

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