I hope the album does come out very soon. Delta says this year but it's mid year and we haven't had any clues as to approx when abouts it will be released. I just hope can get a couple of singles and album in before Christmas.
Much and all as i want the album NOW... i want her to things properly and not rush release it at the very end of the year... if she hasnt released even a single by late october/ early november , then the wise move would be to hold off til January or February which are traditionally very quiet times worldwide for new releases... if she releases a song too late in November or December it could get lost in the Christmas season- really people mostly only buy albums that have been big hits all year as pressies for people during that time of year..
Either she pulls her finger out and gives us a single in September/ October and album early November or else i think New year would be better - and this is Australia im talking about - the last thing she needs after such a long gap is an album that sinks quickly in the Christmas rush.