8 lessons Nigerian musicians can learn from British singer Adele

13 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adele on Crying to Her Music: ‘It Has to Really Move Me’.

But Adele is also juggling mummy duties alongside her hectic promo trail, with the star seen carrying her three-year-old son Angelo through JFK airport in New York on Thursday.

Adele contemplated giving up on music after the huge success of her second album, fearing that she could not produce something equally popular and bruised by the emotional turmoil of writing the songs. “It was horrible.“If I wanted to just be famous, like be a celebrity, then I wouldn’t do music,” she explained, adding that she only wanted to be known for her music career. “Commercials, nail (polishes), shoes, bags, fashion lines … hair products, being in movies, being the face of a car,” Adele listed off, revealing she had turned down many of the kinds of deals embraced by pop stars such as Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

The British singer, who is releasing her upcoming album, 25, on November 17, was also dressed for comfort in a long black jacket and scarf as the family were escorted through the terminal. You can be having a normal day, driving to your next destination, and then “Hello” hits the radio and you’re suddenly reminiscing on that short-lived romance from two summers ago.

And despite revealing that she tried to write about her new life as a mother as she worked on her new album, Adele has decided to keep her experiences with raising her three-year-old private and out of her songs. ‘So no one else can really relate to that. In a recent profile for The New York Times, the British soul singer delved into motherhood, rejecting endorsement deals and even tearing to her own music. “In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me,” Adele said. “That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself — it’s when I start crying.

Adele said that she found inspiration for “25” from motherhood — she has a 3-year-old son Angelo with boyfriend Simon Konecki — and from her insistence on living a non-glamorous life. “I just went back to real life, because I had to write an album about real life, because otherwise how can you be relatable? It’s when I just break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I’ll need a moment to myself.” While fans have no doubt in the singer’s talents, Adele confessed that she wasn’t sure about getting back into the music scene after 21’s major success. Having made her comeback with a suitable tear-jerking song, Adele also recently admitted that we can expect more heart-wrenching tracks on the new album. Maybe I should bow out on a high.’” The 27-year-old said the success of 21 – which sold 30 million copies worldwide – was “out of control” and left her “a little bit frightened”. “I haven’t got time to fall apart,” she added. “I’m the backbone for my kid, and I want to be there for him.

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