With a reputation of shying away from the limelight on an ordinary day, Adele and her team are marketing machines when it comes to album launches. Take, for instance, her latest album, 30. A few teasers here and there, sneak peeks, interviews with selected media publications like magazine Vogue and bam! An interview with Oprah Winfrey and a very special concert in Los Angeles, USA. We look back on some of her previous interviews with the media and pulled out quotes that reveals more about the star’s attitude to life, music, love, and motherhood.
On the Covid19 pandemic that hit the world in 2020:
“Everyone had to face a lot of their demons, because they had so much time on their hands with nothing to distract them,” she tells Vogue. “They had to face themselves in isolation.”
On her divorce from Simon Konecki:
“I was just going through the motions, and I wasn’t happy,” she says. “Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love and be loved. It’s important to me. I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since.”
On her preference to stay at home.
“Like, maybe me and my friends are going out to celebrate someone’s engagement,” she says to The Guardian in 2015. “Or their birthday. Or we’re there to wet a baby’s head. It’s their event – it’s not about anyone meeting me. But that’s what it becomes. So sometimes it’s easier not to go.”
On her comeback with her previous album, 25.
I felt so mega having given birth; the confidence from that, I felt unstoppable. I’m sure most women feel that. And now everything I do, in every channel of my life, is part of a legacy that I’m making for my child. For my children if I have more. I’m not motivated by much, certainly not by money – but I’m motivated by that. I want my child to see his mum running a proper business again. Being a boss again. Hopefully smashing it again,” she says.
About her son:
"My son comes everywhere with me," she tells news show Today in an interview in 2015. "He's the first person I see in the morning and last person I see at night. ... I make time for him, like I always have. That's one of the reasons I've been away [from the music industry] for so long. My kid is more important. My kid comes first; my music comes second."
Adele: One Night Only will premiere on 22 November at 19:30 and will air again on 24 November at 10:00 and 28 November at 16:00. Be part of the conversation and follow M-Net on Twitter @MNet or the official M-Net Facebook page.