Adele Covers Vogue US & British Vogue / Dishes on New Album, Divorce, & Romance With Rich Paul

Published: Thursday 7th Oct 2021 by Sam

Adele is back and she blazes both Vogue US and British Vogue in style.

The double drop, which the singer casually premiered on social media moments ago, forms part of what promises to be an epic promotional ride for her forthcoming album. Preceded by the single ‘Easy On Me’ (due next Friday, October 15), the star’s fourth LP is expected in the Fall.

Beyond posing it up in shoots lensed by Alasdair McLellan and Steven Meisel, the 33-year-old opened up about the project in considerable depth, as well as her new relationship with Rich Paul, and confronting self.

Pics and quotes below…

On The Theme Of Her New Album:

“I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”

On Her 2019 Split From Simon Konecki:

 “I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy. 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 really important to me. I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since.”

On The Theme Of Her Project:

“I realized that I was the problem. Cause all the other albums are like, You did this! You did that! F*ck you! Why can’t you arrive for me? Then I was like: Oh, sh*t, I’m the running theme, actually. Maybe it’s me!”

Excerpt On The Creative Contributors To The Album:

She gathered some of her closest collaborators: producer Greg Kurstin, who worked with her on 25; supreme pop hitmaker Max Martin; and her new favourite, Inflo, the London-based producer known for his work with Little Simz and Sault. She even pulled in Swedish composer and producer Ludwig Göransson, who won an Academy Award for his Black Panther score and has worked closely with Childish Gambino.

On There Being No Features On The Project – Or Any Project:

“It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s not calculated. It’s just never been right for some reason.”

Extract On The New Music, Which She Previewed:

The first song she plays is the first song on the album, a gut-wrenching plea of a piano ballad, the chorus of which goes: “Go easy on me baby / I was still a child / Didn’t get the chance to / Feel the world around me.” Her voice does different impossible Adele-ish things with the refrain “go easy,” and although it starts to take on a euphoric tone, by the end, I feel pummeled. “So that’s that one,” she says quietly. “Do you like it?” (Perhaps the only thing more surreal than having Adele play you her new music in her kitchen is the revelation that she feels nervous and vulnerable doing so).

She queues up another one. “The next song is the one I wrote when I went to the studio the day after Angelo said I can’t see you.” A certain combination of elements—sexy ’70s groove, heavy strings, heavier lyrics—immediately calls to mind Marvin Gaye. (What’s Going On was a “very big reference” on the album, turns out.) “My little love,” Adele sings in a low, smoky register. “I see your eyes / Widen like an ocean / When you look at me / So full of my emotions.” Between verses are snippets of conversations she had with Angelo during the Year of Anxiety, recorded at her therapist’s suggestion. The song ends with bits of a raw, teary voicemail she left for a friend. She was inspired to incorporate voice notes by Tyler, the Creator and the British rapper Skepta, she explains. “I thought it might be a nice touch, seeing as everyone’s been at my door for the last 10 years, as a fan, to be like, Would you like to come in?”

I’m not sure I will survive another of Adele’s new songs, but as she plays four more, it becomes clear that they are mapping a progression. The next one is cathartic, a soulful promise of new love that has her repeating variations of: “I just want to love you for free / Everybody wants something from me / You just want me.” The fourth song is downright upbeat, meant to be a laugh-while-you’re-crying respite from the heaviness—“Otherwise we’d all kill ourselves, wouldn’t we?” Then comes a joyous anthem. Over gospelly organ she sings: “Let time be patient / Let pain be gracious.” Toward the end a chorus of her friends chimes in, chant-singing, “Just hold on, just hold on,” over and over. “The thing that they’re all singing is what my friends used to say to me,” Adele explains. “That’s why I wanted them to sing it, rather than an actual choir.”

She wants to play me a last song, the seven-minute opus that concludes the new album. It’s a knockout. A string-swirling, Garland-invoking, jazzy, campy, swooning delight, packed with world-weary end-of-the-show reflection, and featuring a vocal for the ages. She watches happily as I beam my way through listening to it. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was playing on the television in the studio when she recorded it, and she says it’s the end song the movie should have had. But it’s also the coda on her recent chapter.

On Her New Relationship With Rich Paul:

“Yes, we’re together,” confirms Adele. It’s been a few months, apparently, although they’ve had friends in common for ages. “We’re very happy.

I didn’t mean to go public with it. I just wanted to go to the game. I just love being around him. I just love it.” The topic did come up on the way to the game, though. “He was like, What are people going to say? And I was like, That you signed me. As an athlete. You’re my agent. And he was like, Okay, cool.”

On Her Outlook With This New Album:

“It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it. I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it into their hearts so much. I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

Great feature! It’s Adele season and we couldn’t be more excited!

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Vogue US / British Vogue / Alasdair McLellan and Steven Meisel]

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  1. Wwwd October 7, 2021

    She dating again but is she gonna keep talking about all these men. One minute she fat then tryna be skinny.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 7, 2021

      You are not “tryna be skinny” if you are skinny DUMMY! Jeeez you are stupid!

      • Wwwd October 7, 2021

        She is not that skinny your the stupid b****. She tryna be skinny like I said

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 7, 2021

        𝐁𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡 you must be on the same crack as Crackney Hoeston, you know Queen Adele is skinny and I called you out for being stupid, so you made up a lame reason for saying what you said. Do us all a favor and take a Crackney Hoeston bath.

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) October 7, 2021

        Yessss drag that Crackney Houston 💅🏿 She was being skinny coz she smoking crack all of her life. She ain’t got time for chicken 😂🤣😂

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 7, 2021

        Imposters and uglies need to understand that Whitney is BETTER THAN YOUR WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE lol 🎶❤️🤳🏽

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 8, 2021

        Who’s Whitney?

  2. Ugghh October 7, 2021

    Man, I miss the old Fatdele who was more classier and elegant. If you have the voice then you don’t need to worry about your appearance.

    • Aj October 7, 2021

      Interesting how Adele A WHITE WOMAN is classy and elegant when fat but Lizzo a BLACK WOMAN is nasty and overweight/obese when fat? Says a lot about hypocrisy around the world. Sit the f*** down. Size doesn’t matter.

      • Diora Couture October 7, 2021

        Ummmmm.
        Isn’t Lizzo the one who literally sat at a basketball game IN A THONG….and twerked throughout the game???? If so, then yeah, she’s not classy (when it comes to her public persona)
        I don’t recall ever hearing about or seeing Adele engage in such acts….

      • Urg October 7, 2021

        Don’t see Adele going to a NBA game in a thong tweaking her a$$ with kids in plain sight. Don’t see Adele every minute nude and twerking on social media like Lizzo. Its got nothing to do with size and race. Lizzo is just classless and ratchet.

  3. Diabetes UNBOTHERED October 7, 2021

    HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

    So I’m 90% Sure THE QUEEN is releasing LEMONADE Volume 2 next year just to compete with Adele for AOY 2023

    Bday Aside, Bey has never released an album without competition present so I know bey is just waiting for Adele to drop 30.

    • Ugghh October 7, 2021

      Bye fat cow, Adele is coming. Beyoncé is hiding. Lol

      • Roberta FlackSabbath October 7, 2021

        One Adele album sells more than 4 BeYAWNCE albums combined. I tell no lies.

        DIEabetes Unbothered is in a sugar coma, searching her fat rolls for the remote control, when she’s not defending convicted r*pists and claiming that all black women lie.

      • Diabetes UNBOTHERED October 7, 2021

        @Roberta FlackSabbath

        Adele’s first album FLOPPED

        The Queen also put out 10 FLOP Albums since 1998 and STILL Is celebrated as THE QUEEN and as a celebrity to celebrities.

        Bey is well on her way to surpassing MICHAEL JACKSON & ADELE combined

        Bey grossed $1+ Billion in Tour gross, $2 Billion in Film and has 28 Grammys… More than MJ & Adele COMBINED

        And now thanks to PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT the queen is well on her way to BILLIONAIRE Status which means that currently Bey can buy and sell Adele 10X’S over.

        FLOPPING is NOT going to stop THE QUEEN from shcitting on Adele

  4. Adele’s BBL October 7, 2021

    A thin-browed Brooke Shields in a shot, Sarah Paulson in another. May LP be as chameleon-esque!

    • just saying October 7, 2021

      I got Sarah Paulson vibes, too!!!

      • Adele’s BBL October 8, 2021

        Yeah?
        I knew I wasn’t the only eagle eye in here. ✊

  5. kiki2.0 October 7, 2021

    they always end up with black men

  6. James October 7, 2021

    Wow she looks great!! I know this album is about to be amazing!! Love Adele’s music. Now we know why Taylor Swift bumped up the released of the album Red (Taylor’s Version). Not a fan of Taylor. Love Adele’s music. Shes about to DOMINATE !! Lol!!

  7. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) October 7, 2021

    Can’t wait for easy on me💅🏿 It will top all the charts worldwide once again. we need some powerful ballads during fall/winter. Btw my men’s giant snakes actually don’t hibernate in the winter coz da real Diva’s punani keeps em big snakes warm and comfy💋👠🤳🏻

  8. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 7, 2021

    Baby when I tell you she absolutely SLAYED that black and white picture 🔥🤳🏽

    • Adele’s BBL October 8, 2021

      💯💯💯
      Should smile more

  9. Sunny October 7, 2021

    Overrated overhyped fat garbage!!

    Megantranoirdele betta go sit down somewhere en flop quietly

  10. Truth no lies October 7, 2021

    She can’t sing and her fat ass will never be Whitney babes xoxo

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) October 7, 2021

      Of course not! Adele is still alive and looking healthy. Crackney was looking like a crackhead since she met bobby 💅🏿 Say no to Crack, ok sis?

      • 💅🏻💅🏻💞Marylin MonH0 Da real Diva 💅🏻💅🏻💞👠 October 7, 2021

        I’m not going to tell your f** goty std imbeded trolll self any longer!! IM THE ONLY MARYLIN on THIS site!! Keep it up an you’ll end up in a cage like camonkeymila the illgâl spîc shipped back to cuba! Watch ya self ya dirty dirty std havin darky 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻 Also Whitney on crck shts on this boring fat non singing overhyped WHALE. She’ll never outsell Whitney because she’ll simply neva be WHITNEY 💋 . Whitney is thee voice fatdele strains can’t sing even after vocal surgery LMFAOOO 💀💀💀💅🏻💅🏻

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) October 7, 2021

        Bye fake Marilyn💅🏿 Everyone knows I’m da real Marilyn and real Diva. So keep trying to be ME and I can guarantee that you can’t take that s h I t from me💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 You want my crown? You want me fabulous nails? Here you go, you want nails, I will give you nails💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Make sure bow down and kiss my hands first.

      • 💅🏻💅🏻💞 Marylin monH0 Da Real Diva 👠💅🏻💅🏻💞 October 7, 2021

        Poor thing. You really believe that…your such a delusional f a g…typical.. look at you using feminine emojis knowing damn well your a full on grown stinky man with sweaty balls. Talking about di c k that will never be interested back all day. 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻 Hunny you’ll NEVER be me the real Diva because your NOT a diva! Ugly burnt gay feminine acting batty boys like u get diseases and go hunny 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻💋

      • Marylin sees all 👠 October 7, 2021

        Hunny ..You’ll neva be Marylin the real Marylin isn’t a burnt ashy self hating gay black tar bby in his 30s like u. I’m light and attractive💋💋💞 cry about that hun 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻

  11. Honestly October 7, 2021

    What a basic insomnia curing overweight flop. Gurl no one cares about your boring one dimensional music. You’ll flop if you don’t bring anything new…

    • Adele’s BBL October 8, 2021

      Not NyQuil chile 😂

  12. She’s coming bye bye fopmila October 7, 2021

    Camila cancello better duck and hide or something. I’ll pack her things to get her set up for the immigration police.

  13. Ricardo right October 7, 2021

    Zzzz this hippo is so lame. I yawned just from reading her name. Can she go away again?

  14. Fufu October 7, 2021

    One thing about Adele, she will shift 10 million units while serving lounge music. I love that about her, its admirable.

    • Adele’s BBL October 8, 2021

      😂😂😂😂⚰

  15. Jay October 8, 2021

    This 33yr old White woman has TWO Diamond certified albums! Respect!

    • Adele’s BBL October 8, 2021

      Whitney, Mariah, and Céline had had 2 each before their 20’s were over.

  16. True Tea October 9, 2021

    Adele has ZERO s*x appeal. Her boo definitely has nothing to worry about.

    • Adele’s BBL October 10, 2021

      A very masculine face under all that plump, it turns out

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