Adele Opens Up About Her New Album, Divorce, & Courting Wealthy Paul

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Whats up, once more.

With a new album imminent, Adele reemerges on the November covers of each the U.S. and British editions of Vogue.

In her interview for the U.S. journal, the 33-year-old singer opens up about her new album, rumored to be titled 30, her “Yr of Anxiousness” together with her divorce, and her new boyfriend, sports activities agent Richard Paul.

Within the six years since her final album, 25, Adele break up from her husband of two years, Simon Konecki. They’ve a nine-year-old son, Angelo.

“I used to be simply going via the motions and I wasn’t comfortable,” she stated of the couple’s divorce, which was finalized earlier this yr. “Neither of us did something fallacious. Neither of us damage one another or something like that. It was simply: I would like my son to see me actually love, and be cherished. It’s actually essential to me.”

However they continue to be on good phrases. Konecki lives throughout the road from Adele in a home she purchased for him, and so they share custody of Angelo.

“I spotted that I used to be the issue,” Adele stated. “Trigger all the opposite albums are like, You probably did this! You probably did that! F**okay you! Why can’t you arrive for me? Then I used to be like: Oh, shit, I’m the working theme, truly. Possibly it’s me!”

Nonetheless, she wouldn’t essentially describe this album as a divorce album. “It was extra me divorcing myself,” she stated. “Simply being like, Bitch, fuin’ scorching mess, get your fuin’ shit collectively!”


Whereas within the kitchen of her Beverly Hills house, she previewed a few of her new music together with the lead single “Easy on Me,” described as a “gut-wrenching piano ballad,” which incorporates the lyrics, “Go simple on me child / I used to be nonetheless a toddler / Didn’t get the possibility to / Really feel the world round me.”

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On served as a “very massive reference” on the album, and he or she credit Tyler, the Creator and Skepta for uplifting her to include voice notes. “I assumed it is likely to be a pleasant contact, seeing as everybody’s been at my door for the final 10 years, as a fan, to be like, Would you want to return in?” she stated.

Different collaborators embody Max Martin, Shellback, Ludwig Göransson, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Greg Kurstin (“Whats up”).

“It’s delicate for me, this file, simply in how a lot I adore it,” she shared. “I at all times say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everybody else took it into their hearts a lot. I’m not letting go of this one. That is my album. I need to share myself with everybody, however I don’t assume I’ll ever let this one go.”


Adele’s love life has additionally been within the headlines after she was seen courtside on the NBA Finals together with her new boyfriend, LeBron James’ agent Wealthy Paul. Whereas the 2 had been mates for some time, they didn’t begin courting till the start of this yr. “He was at all times there, I simply didn’t see him,” she stated of Paul, whom she met at a celebration a pair years in the past.

“I used to be a bit drunk. I stated: Do you need to signal me? I’m an athlete now,” she recalled of their first encounter. “He was dancing. All the opposite guys had been simply sitting round. He was simply dancing away.”

With Paul, she feels a way of safety. “I don’t really feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s fairly the other. It’s wild,” she defined. “I’m a 33-year-old divorced mom of a son, who’s truly in cost. The very last thing I would like is somebody who doesn’t know the place they’re at, or what they need. I do know what I would like. And I actually know what I don’t need.”

She additionally mirrored on her 2017 Grammys acceptance speech, the place she paid tribute to Beyoncé. After successful Album of the Yr over Lemonade, Adele went to Beyoncé’s dressing room.

“I simply stated to her, like, the way in which that the Grammys works, and the individuals who management it on the very, very high–they don’t know what a visible album is. They don’t need to help the way in which that she’s transferring issues ahead together with her releases and the issues that she’s speaking about.”

When requested why Beyoncé deserved to win, she stated, “For my mates who’re ladies of shade, it was such an enormous acknowledgment for them, of the type of undermined grief that they undergo. For her to nail that on the pinnacle, and likewise herald the complete globe? I used to be like, This album is my album, she simply is aware of what I’m going via. That album was not written for me. However but I may nonetheless really feel like, That is the largest present.”