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Adele 'halfway' to new album
By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

Adele was Glamour Magazine's UK solo artist of the year 2009

Adele Atkins has revealed she's "almost halfway there" with writing material for her forthcoming second album.

The as-yet-untitled follow-up to her 2008 debut, 19, is expected to be released in 2010.

The Grammy award winning singer also revealed she's deliberately avoiding this summer's festivals.

Speaking at the Glamour magazine awards in London she said: "I've got about five songs now, so almost halfway there."

Atkins said her second, like her first, will concentrate on relationships: "Boys, I've still got the same problems.

"They get worse because I'm away all the time. It gets a bit harder."

"The littlest things I can write about, it doesn't have to be some drama. The littlest things about not putting a cup in the dishwasher. I can write a song about that as well."

Following an appearance at last year's Glastonbury, the 21-year-old won't be playing shows in the summer.

"I'm not really up for festivals this year," she said. "I just want to go home and chill out, maybe go and lie on a beach somewhere."

Following an acting appearance in US TV show Ugly Betty, Atkins revealed she'd only make one exception, to return to the screen.

"Only if Sex And The City ask. That's it. Never anything else."

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