She’s on the cover of Vogue and looking amazing. And her interview is just as real and spans LOTS of topics. Check out my fave highlights:
On wearing spanks: “I lost a bit of weight. Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes — which is really a big problem for me,” she continues. Adele adds that she still wears Spanx during performances — and putting them on is like “pumping a sausage bag full of meat!”
She describes her favorite song on her new album, “When We Were Young” as: “a bit of a letter to myself. It’s really about regrouping,” she explains, “because naturally me and my friends have dispersed. We all love each other still, but we don’t have time to be unconditional and 24/7. . . . My eyes were so cloudy for a year after I had my child, and I thought I would never regroup with myself, ever.”
On Bruno Mars: “I’ve always been a really big fan of Bruno,” says Adele, “but when we worked together he was beyond. He can do anything, literally singing the best vocals you’ve ever heard live in your life while he is playing a drum or a bass or doing some mad percussion riff. I think he definitely will be the biggest, biggest, biggest artist in the world.”
On learning how to cook: “Mum went to Italy for a few months just before 21 came out, so I was left to fend on my own,” she remembers. “I got really bored of takeaways, so I thought I would learn how to cook. I actually started from Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals.” She specializes in pan-global comfort food, “but right now it’s boring,” she says. “It’s just panfried sea bass and spinach!”
On her love of the Spice Girls: “People always think I joke about this,” she says, “but the Spice Girls blew up when I was seven. And seeing them coming from a humble background—there was hope in it. It was really a massive part of my life when the whole Girl Power thing happened.”
I love the Spice Girls, too! I think I’m probably the next Adele.