Leading up to her new album’s launch on November 20, the singer-songwriter graces the latest cover of Rolling Stone, sans makeup and looking flawless.
She also granted the magazine an exclusive interview to which the magazine titled “Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return“.
As always, Adele doesn’t hold back.
She spoke to Rolling Stone contributor Brian Hiatt candidly about body image in Hollywood, her career and more.
On her single Hello, which she says is not about a single person as many think; she has since moved on from that past heartbreak:
“‘Hello’ is as much about regrouping with myself, reconnecting with myself.”
And this interview reminds us why we love Adele so much.
She still thinks of herself as “some random girl from London”; she views her career as a hobby and not her life; she started sobbing when she met one of her idols Stevie Nicks; and she freely admits that she doesn’t hate being famous, that it just scares her, citing Amy Winehouse as an example of how you can get sucked in quickly by the fame and attention:
“I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.”
The interview reveals a humble, down-to-earth confident woman who knows she is talented and is certainly great at what she does but she also knows she is not perfect.
On the birth of her son Angelo and the impact it had on her life:
“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.”
Her thoughts on her success in relation to her being plus size:
“Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I’m curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn’t plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves. Not saying everyone is my size, but it’s relatable because I’m not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.”
While she has not decided if she will tour for the new album, we will be seeing her on TV.
She is set to perform in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on November 17, which will air on December 14 on NBC. You can sign up here to receive updates on how you can get tickets to attend the taping.
Click here to check out the full Rolling Stone interview online.