Adele has been out of the public eye for awhile, but she’s finally returned with a new number one single (yes, already) after four years. The mysterious singer sat down with Rolling Stone to catch fans up on her life, reveal how motherhood has changed her, and chat about her upcoming album 25.
Adele revealed she worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on the album, as well as Bruno Mars, and intimates that 25 will be her most personal work yet. Take a look at her most telling quotes from the Rolling Stone interview below.
On being famous:
“I’m really frightened of it. I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.”
On her relationship with boyfriend Simon Konecki:
“I have said a million times I’m not married and everyone still says we are. But, yeah, we’re still together. We haven’t broken up. We’ve never broken up. We’ve been together. We just haven’t felt the need to get married. We’ve got a kid together. I feel like that’s a big enough commitment.”
On getting healthy and going to the gym:
“I’m not, like, skipping to the fucking gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m so conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst in my face. And if I don’t tour, you’ll catch me back down at the Chinese [restaurant]!”
On the fact that she will never get a chance to be on her own ever again:
“I’m a mom and I’m in a very serious relationship, so it’s never going to be just me again. I don’t regret any of it. Like, those aren’t the things that I regret. But I feel like I didn’t have very long to myself. I was my mom’s kid, and now I’m a mom. I had, like, a five-year window of just being me.”
On how having her son, Angelo, affected her music and how Madonna’s “Ray of Light” helped her cope with being a mom:
“I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that.” She felt detached from her artistic self. “I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.'”
On whether or not fans will appreciate a happier Adele:
“I don’t think the record has a vibe of ‘Whoo-hoo, I’m totally happy!’ But with me being in a brighter space with my love life, will my fans be disappointed in me that I can’t fix their broken hearts with a song that is brokenhearted? I don’t want to disappoint them. But at the same time, I can’t write a sad record, like, for everyone else. That’s not a real record, unless I am sad.”
Read the rest of her interview here; 25 releases on November 20th.
SOURCE: Rolling Stone | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram