We didn't need an SNL skit to tell us that Adele's music has become the soundtrack to our own heartache.
While performing at Royal Albert Hall, Adele made a dedication to Amy Winehouse, an artist who not only helped pave the way for Adele's soulful style, but has been a source of comparison for the young singer from the start of her career.
Adele explained that Winehouse's style and originality spoke to her.
"I see no appeal in having a very specific plan as an artist. Who fucking cares if people don't get it or don't like it? I'd rather trust myself, to like what I've done and stick to my guns than make music I don't like, wear clothes that don't suit me and flutter between genres because I'm scared I won't be relevant if I pass my "sell by" date."Amy tattooed that in me!"
After she cancelled her tours, due to a necessary throat surgery, some were worried about the note-blasting prodigy. While she's been resting her voice and recovering nicely, it seems like a new album is -- gasp! -- a far-off thought.
"I'm really looking forward to some time to do nothing. I imagine I'll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven't even thought about my third record yet. I'm just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just "be" for a bit. I'll disappear and come back with a record when it's good enough. There will be no new music until it's good enough and until I'm ready."
The singer also revealed that she hasn't been writing any new songs -- and she seems very pleased to, for once, take in her truly remarkable year.
The article also addresses Adele's personal life. She speaks out about -- what else -- love and loneliness.
For more, click over to Billboard.