Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no way you could have missed Adele’s triumphant return to the music scene. Her hit song Hello (the new soundtrack to our lives), has just surpassed the 1 million mark in digital downloads, and she has slowly started working the media circuit in the run-up to the release of her new album 25, out later this month. We for one are thrilled. How often is it a megastar speaks so much perfect sense?
Her absence from the industry hasn’t changed this ridiculously talented singer one iota; she remains as affable and down-to-earth as ever before. Her empowering comments on body image have us talking today, and she appears barefaced and beautiful on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine – a marked change from her signature look.
For the interview, the 27-year-old opened up about feeling out of touch with the music industry, body image and being asked to be on the cover of Playboy. Here we have some of her brilliant quotes for you to mull over:
Firstly, this star feels she isn’t in tune with what’s ‘in’ at the moment: “I’ve lost touch with music,” Adele said. “Not, like, all music but I feel like I don’t know what’s going on in the charts and in popular culture.”
“Not saying everyone is my size, but it’s relatable because I’m not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.”
And she’d like us all to know that she isn’t losing her marbles just yet: “I’ve not lost touch with, like, reality, just with what’s current,” she added.
The highlight of the interview comes when Adele speaks with unwavering candour about body image and how she has been asked to cover Playboy repeatedly.
“Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I’m curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn’t plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves,” she said. “Not saying everyone is my size, but it’s relatable because I’m not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable.” She is trying “to get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that.”
We’re all for loving the skin we’re in, and with empowering comments such as this, it is too easy to see why the singer inspires so many women.
She added that she finds many questions she’s asked surrounding these issues to be blatantly sexist. “I’ve been asked ‘Would you do Playboy?’ so many f**king times, it’s ridiculous,” she sad. “And [are you asking] that because I’m a woman or because I’m fat?”
We honestly can’t remember the last time we’ve known a star to be so relatable; she is a breath of fresh air and remains heart-wrenchingly real in an industry where the lines between fantasy and reality can so often blur. Never change Adele.
Via Rolling Stone