Adele has apparently returned to the recording studio for the first time since becoming a mum.

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer - who welcomed her son in October - is working on the follow-up to her award-winning album, 21, reported The Sun.

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The 24-year-old has recruited producers and songwriters James Ford and Kid Harpoon to work on the record with her.

A source said: "Adele wants to move with the times and is trying to make her new record sound as edgy as possible.

"The team she's assembled is first rate and she's confident they can help match the success of her first two albums."

The insider went on: "It's no easy task as the world will be desperate to hear it."

Adele, who recently scooped an Oscar for her James Bond song 'Skyfall', released her first album, 19, in 2008 and followed it up with 21 three years later.

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele Adkins accepts the Best Original Song award for Skyfall from 'Skyfall' onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele, left, and musician/producer Paul Epworth accept the award for best original song for "Skyfall" from "Skyfall" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele accepts the award for best music - original song for "Skyfall," from the film "Skyfall," during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele accepts the award for best original song for "Skyfall" from the film "Skyfall" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele accepts the award for best original song for "Skyfall" from the film "Skyfall" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Adele and Paul Epworth pose with their award for best original song for "Skyfall" with presenter Richard Gere during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Adele poses with her award for best original song for "Skyfall" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Adele wit her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • The 85th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles

    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • The 85th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles

    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

  • The 85th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles

    Adele with her oscar for best original song at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele with her oscar for best original song alongside Paul Epworth and Richard Gere at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • US-OSCARS-SHOW

    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-OSCARS-SHOW

    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Show

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    Adele arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele and Norah Jones arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Adele arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

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    Singer Adele arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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    Singers Norah Jones, left, and Adele arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Singer Adele arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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