Adele covers the latest edition of People magazine in the wake of her new album’s release. She talked to NPR about all of the fuss surrounding the album, titled 25 and her son Angelo.
With regard to the album’s response, she said, “I mean, I was prepared. I wasn’t going into it blind, you know. I know the difference between my two lives – and by two lives, I mean ‘mummy,’ and then me – so obviously, I was kind of braced for it. Not on this level, ’cause it’s never ever been on this level.”
She said that her son Angelo goes with her “everywhere”. She revealed, “He just brings me back down to earth. So I’m feeling pretty balanced about it, actually, and I have only him to thank for that.”
Adele has already sold 900,000 copies of her new album, but Angelo would never buy one if he could. She revealed, “He likes Twinkle Twinkle, Row Row Row Your Boat, Batman – stuff like that. He’s not interested in what I do. He knows I’m a singer and he loves it, and he’s proud. He knows that it’s going well. But, yeah, he’s not – he wouldn’t buy my record if he could.”
She went on to say, “Now that I’m a mom, I feel like everything I do, I’m making a legacy for my child. So I try and be proper and professional with all of my life, not just my career. I think it’s really important that I’m very articulate with my feelings going forward, because he will read all about this one day, and I want him to know that I cared about how I was portrayed when he existed in my life, that I wasn’t flippant with those things. I don’t want to be a baby raising a baby.”
With regard to relaxing, she says that she gets “so nervous with live performances that I’m too frightened to try anything new.”
She said, “It’s actually getting worse. Or it’s just not getting better, so I feel like it’s getting worse, because it should’ve gotten better by now.”
She added that she keeps it all together for her son. She said, “The love I feel for him is so poignant and overwhelming. It takes my breath away that I am able to love someone that much, and that’s what I’ve been looking for my whole life.”