It has to be hard to get over a past relationship when you’re constantly singing songs about your ex, but at least Adele has six little things to remind her that the pain was worth it—the Grammys she won at Sunday’s award ceremony.
The level of success Adele has achieved seems to finally be sinking in for her, so much so that she’s ready to acknowledge her ex for the part he played, and also put all the doom and gloom behind her musically. In a gorgeous cover feature in the March issue of Vogue, Adele talks about her plans to do just that after her life-changing year. Check out clips of the interview here:
On the man behind 21
“Even though my emotions aren’t with my ex at all anymore, it’s still like stepping back into that really painful time. So every show is pretty emotional. It takes a toll.
“You know, he was amazing. He was great. But it was never going to work. And for ages I was like, As if he deserves any fucking kudos for inspiring my record. But now, after some time, it only seems right that the person who so far has had the biggest impact on me—has now changed my life for fucking ever with this album—deserves a little credit. I can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do. If I hadn’t met him, I think I’d still be that little girl I was when I was eighteen. And the best thing is, I now know what I want for myself and from someone else. I didn’t know what I wanted before.”
Telling her love story through music
“After my first record, interviewers were like, ‘Are you going to be as sharing and as honest on your next record?’ And I was like, ‘No, I think I’ve learned my lesson.’ And then I did it again! But even more magnified! So as much as I’m like, ‘I want to be private! Don’t take my f***ing picture!,’ I did ask for it.”
“I’m wifey material! I’m great. No one’s got to be brave. It’s not like, ‘You f*** me over and I’m going to write a record and make you the most hated man in the world.’ I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch.”
Her new man
“He’s wonderful and he’s proud of me, but he don’t care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.
“If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.”
Her relationship style
“I love a bit of drama. That’s a bad thing. I can flip really quickly. I am not bipolar, but I go from ‘Oh, my God, I love you’ to ‘Get the Fawk out of my house!’ really quickly. And I never sit there and talk about it. I give them the silent treatment. They’re like, ‘Tell me what I’ve done so I can say sorry!’ What else? It used to be that I loved a drink a bit too much. But I don’t drink no more. The good things: I am attentive. I will do anything for my man. I am a good cook. I’m funny. Always want to have sex. Well, most girls don’t!”
I’m loving this woman more and more. Are you looking forward to hearing happier music from Adele on her next album?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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