Adele recently announced her return to music with her first album in nearly five years. Today, the British singer-songwriter revealed the music video for "Hello," which will be the first single from her album 25.
According to many fans, including Kate Hudson and Katy Perry, Adele's new song "Hello" was well worth the wait.
We agree — Adele's new song is fantastic. But how exactly has the now 27-year-old songstress been doing since she released her last album, 21, in 2011? Of course, we know she released the theme song for Skyfall in 2012.
Where her personal life is concerned, we know she's had a baby with partner and fiancé Simon Konecki in October of 2012, and we know that the family moved into a countryside mansion in West Sussex.
It would seem that Adele has achieved some of the traditional milestones reached by women everywhere — a steady relationship, motherhood, career success — but according to a recent interview given by Adele, the highlights don't even begin to scratch the surface of some of the feelings and emotions she's dealt with since her 2011 album release.
And believe it or not, it seems as if some of the struggles faced by the superstar musician really aren't all that different from the average 20-something who is learning and adjusting to adulthood. In fact, in an interview on Siriux XM, Adele's experience sounds totally relatable. Recently, Adele said, she came to a crossroads and had to make big decisions about where her life was going to go next. In that process, she had to leave some things and some people behind.
"I'm at a turning point in my life when I'm really moving on, and I want to take some of my past with me. And I can't, in some cases, because everyone's got lives, and everyone moved on. Me and all of my friends, …[we're] at the end of the crossroads. You need to decide which road you want to go down — and although we get to take each other down the road, we don't get to take [everybody], because we've got our own lives going on."