The super talented Adele covers the latest edition of “Out” magazine. She talked about her ex that inspired her smash hit album, “21″, creating a new age Spice Girls with some of her famous girlfriends and the weirdest thing a fan has sent her…
Check out the interview, and some great quotes.
On starting a new Spice Girls with some of her famous friends:
“It was me as Ginger, Duffy as Baby, Leona (Lewis) as Mel B, Amy (Winehouse) as Mel C, because she’s got the voice, and Lily (Allen) as Posh.”
“There was a note saying, ‘This is what I imagine you doing to me.’ Oh, you sent me a crispy tissue — I’ll definitely get in touch with you; hey, let’s get married and have children!”.
On Sinead O’Connor:
“Even when I was 10 and 11, I knew my mom had brilliant taste in music — I just wasn’t ready to embrace it,” says Adele. “Now they’re my favorite artists.” She has thought about recording a cover of “Troy,” by Sinéad O’Connor, the first song that ever made her cry, and another favorite of her mom’s, but doubts her ability to deliver it. “As an artist she is everything I would like to be—it’s all about the song,” says Adele. “She moves me when I hear her.”
On her image and approach to music:
“My music’s not stylized—it’s not sold by image, or by my sexuality, or aloofness, or anything like that,” she says. “I think it would be really bizarre if I started doing gimmicks and stunts—it wouldn’t suit my music.” Nevertheless, she finds performing nerve-wracking and won’t do big festivals like Glastonbury. “I’ve got lots of friends who are artists and they love it. They’re, like, ‘I was born to perform,’ and I’m like, ‘Fuck off—no one’s born to perform.’ ” She points to the canal bank opposite: “That’s like standing over there naked.”
About her ex-boyfriend who inspired 21:
“Absolutely. He was my soul mate. We had everything — on every level we were totally right. We’d finish each other’s sentences, and he could just pick up how I was feeling by the look in my eye, down to a T, and we loved the same things, and hated the same things, and we were brave when the other was brave and weak when the other one was weak — almost like twins, you know—and I think that’s rare when you find the full circle in one person, and I think that’s what I’ll always be looking for in other men.” An assistant recently passed on some advice from a Brazilian lady she knows: “You will hurt until you stop hurting.” Adele laughs at the Zen simplicity of this. “I’m trying to make that my new motto — it will hurt until it stops hurting,” she says. It just hasn’t stopped yet.