Adele: On Being Unsure About Why She’s Such A Success, And Motherhood

Believe it or not, the superstar talent known as Adele has no idea as to why she’s had such success in her musical career. I’m sure the masses are gasping in reaction to this bit of news seeing as it’s quite obvious — the woman has got one phenomenal voice and and incomparable ability to write songs that so many can identify with.

Adele spoke candidly in an interview with Time recently and gave an insight into her mind on various subject matters, her workings as a singer and songwriter as well as into her world as a mother.

In regards to a question as to why she believes that listeners respond so well to her songs, Adele had little problem responding.

“The fact that I’m not shy or embarrassed to be falling apart. Everyone falls apart, I think. A lot of people try to be brave and not shed a tear. Sometimes when you know someone else feels as s*** as you do, or approaches things in a certain way just like you do, it makes you feel better about yourself.”

The songstress goes on to share about how her seemingly “melancholy” music also has positive and hopeful messages.

“Even though my music is melancholy, there’s also joy in that. I hope I do bring joy to people’s lives, and not just sadness, but I think there’s there’s a comfort in it. But I honestly don’t know. If I knew, I would bottle it, and sell it to everyone else.”

Her latest album, which was highly-anticipated and released November 18, dominated the record books, earning the title as the biggest first-week sales after selling an astounding 3.38 million copies in the U.S. alone. Adele admits she finds the numbers “a bit ridiculous,” and went on during the interview to state that she has no idea why Americans love her so much, adding that it must be because some think she’s related to royalty, whom so many are obsessed with in the States.

“I’m not even from America. Maybe they think I’m related to the Queen. Americans are obsessed with the royal family.”

COLOGNE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Adele and Guenther Jauch attend the television show 2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick on December 6, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images) COLOGNE, GERMANY – DECEMBER: Adele and Guenther Jauch [Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images]The superstar has also shared as to how juggling motherhood and all that goes along with the launch of a new album is tricky at times. Adele’s son, Angelo, is her world, and she is set to have him along for the ride, bumps and all, while taking on the upcoming tour that’s planned for the massively successful album. Adele notes the strains that come from being torn between motherhood and her musical life.

“The other day I was saying, ‘Oh God, I’m finding this really hard again with a kid.’ I have no time for myself because in between doing this, all my spare time is with him. But then I realized, he’s been keeping me totally cool and calm about the whole thing.”

Although Adele is on top of the charts and inspires millions of musical hopefuls, what she shares that is so important about her life is that she keeps grounded and maintains a normal life, with the hopes that her son will have a “normal” upbringing. The star admits that she and her boyfriend enjoy a very grounded life in London, away from all of the glitz and glamour, which is just how they intend to keep it for the future and for their son.

Adele has also noted that she is not a fan of social media when making her music. She made the move to cut it out entirely to be able to get down to making the album that is now breaking records. The beauty shares pertinent words on the subject of social media.

“Privacy is key to being able to write a real record, whether people like it or not. My life has changed so much, but I’ve made the realest record I can make, and it’s the real part of me. How am I supposed to write a real record if I’m waiting for half a million likes on a f***ing photo? That ain’t real.”

Although her concerts tend to be all about her incredible vocals, Adele intends to “kick it up a notch” this time around. Her tour is set to begin in the new year, and tickets will likely be hard to come by. The Daily Mail notes the recent scramble for 17 million tickets that recently went on sale.

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