Adele: My comeback is down to my son
Adele doesn’t think she would have returned to music if she hadn’t become a mum.
The British singer welcomed her first child, Angelo, in October, 2012, just months after sweeping the board at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Becoming a mother led to a three-year hiatus, during which she released nothing except for her Oscar-winning Bond theme, Skyfall, and while many would think taking a break at a career high point is a mistake, Adele insists it was exactly what she needed.
“I think actually the pregnancy was perfect timing in the end,” she told Rolling Stone. “I was starting to get a bit afraid of everything, (but) when I had him, it made everything all right, and I trusted everything because the world had given me this miracle, you know, so I became a bit of a hippie, an Earth mother. I don't know if I would've come back had I not had my kid."
Adele released her new single, Hello, from her third album 25 last month (Oct15) and it has already broken video streaming and download records, and hit the top of the charts all over the world, but while the 27 year old is thrilled with the reaction to her comeback, she still worries about the damage fame can cause.
Before she found out she was pregnant she told Rolling Stone how isolated she felt and how she was struggling with the pressure of being in such high demand.
“I felt like I'd lost control of my life at one point," she explained. "The bigger that your career gets, the smaller your life gets. I found this little, tiny janitor closet. That was my little space in my whole world. It was enough space for me. It was perfectly fine. But the idea of having to give up that little space, it really frightened me."
Thankfully Adele’s friends and family, as well as her “very serious relationship” with boyfriend Simon Konecki have helped her stay grounded, and the singer doesn’t think she would have been able to undertake the task of trying to replicate the success of 21 if he wasn’t 100 per cent behind her.
“He's so supportive," she added. "And that takes a very big man, because I'm very successful at what I do. My last boyfriend (who inspired 21) was uncomfortable with how successful I was, and the fact that he had to share me with lots of people."
- Cover Media