According to Adele, 25 would be a “make-up record”. She’s “making up with everything she ever and never did”. The age of 25 was a turning point for her:
I made the decision to go into becoming who I’m going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it won’t come back […] I’m on about being a teenager, sitting around and chatting shit, not caring about the future because it didn’t matter like it does now.