CONFIDENCES – After five years of silence, the British singer Adèle recounts her anxieties, her divorce, her therapy and her weight loss, in an interview-confession before the release of her new album “30”.
Her last interview dates back to 2016. Coming out of her life as a “recluse”, in her own words, the pop diva allergic to celebrity signs her big comeback in a double interview with the British and American editions of vogue.
“I have to prepare to become famous again, which, as everyone knows, I don’t like to be,” she confides in the famous fashion magazine.
The Londoner exiled in Los Angeles (United States) delivers on the difficulties which marked her passage of the thirties and contributed to forge her opus, whose release date is not known.
“At 30, my life collapsed without warning”, evokes Adèle, 33 years old. “I feel like this album is about self-destruction and then self-reflection and self-redemption.”
She looks back on her breakup with her husband Simon Konecki, the founder of a charity organization, from whom she separated in April 2019. “It no longer suited me. (…) I was not unhappy, but I would have been unhappy if I had not thought of myself first.”
Anxiety and sports
It is to answer the many questions of his son Angelo, soon to be 9 years old, about this divorce, and the wound he inflicted on him, that this very personal new album was born.
“My son has a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, for which I don’t have an answer”, like “’Why can’t you live together?’”, explains the interpreter of the hits “Someone Like You” and “Hello ”.
“I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, with this album, for when he’s older, who I am and why I willingly chose to dismantle his whole life in pursuit of my own happiness,” he adds. -she.
The lyrics of his songs thus change perspective. “I realized I was the problem,” she explains. “Because all the other albums were like ‘You did this! You did that!’”, but “maybe it’s me!”.
Prone to anxiety, Adèle found relief thanks to “a lot of therapy” and meditation in particular. Raised by her mother, she reconciled with her father Mark Evans, a Welsh plumber, shortly before his death from cancer last May.
Her salvation, she also finds in sport: she becomes addicted, exercises “two or three times a day” and loses some 45 kilos. “It was never about losing weight, it was about getting strong and giving myself as much time as possible each day away from my phone.”
love and music
The singer at the 15 Grammy Awards has confirmed that she has been in a relationship with an American sports agent, Rich Paul, since the beginning of the year. With him, she doesn’t feel “nervous or anxious or exhausted”.
Talking openly about her lover is an unprecedented step for Adele, reluctant to fame to the point of having considered turning her back on the music industry. She remembers writing to her manager: “It’s not really for me. That’s not why I like music”.
“I became really famous when Amy Winehouse died,” she continues about her compatriot who was a source of inspiration. “And we watched her die in front of our eyes”, she adds, saying that she was also afraid of losing control, she who “always had a very close relationship with alcohol”.
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