Adele covers the new Rolling Stone and opens up about her private life and how she wants to live.
On some level, Adele refuses to allow her success to make it too deeply past her skin. She still sees herself as “some random girl from London,” albeit one whose little car needs to be trailed by a bodyguard in a Range Rover. With the throwback classicism of its songwriting and its almost militantly organic arrangements, 21 stood to the side of the pop mainstream, even as it somehow outsold everything. Adele is trying to pull off a similar trick with her career itself.
“My career’s not my life,” she says. “It’s my hobby.”
She wants to be able to release her albums, live in public for a while, and then return to her private existence — for years at a time, maybe, so she can live enough to write the next set of songs.
Adele has been so busy the past few years that she’s only faintly aware of the newfound prominence of feminism in the pop-cultural discourse. “If there’s a movement, that’s great,” she says. “Who’s doing it? Will you ask me if I’m a feminist? I don’t think many men in interviews get asked if they’re feminist.”
I don’t ask the question, but she wants to answer anyway.
“I’m a feminist,” she says, sipping wine. “I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality.”
She recalls not being taken seriously in business meetings full of men, of encountering an attitude of “what do you know?”
“It’s like, ‘Well, I’m the fucking artist,’ ” she says, sitting up straighter in her chair. “ ’So I fucking know everything, actually! Like, don’t fucking talk down to me!’ ”
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Adele’s first single off her album 25, is Hello which has been viewed almost a quarter of a BILLION times since it’s release last month.
(via Rolling Stone)