Adele is one iconic singer who moves you with her lyrics no matter how hard you might think you. One comic write-up said “Adele’s music reminds you of who had eye contact with on a bus 7 years ago.” It’s really that deep, and her videos prove same. Serene, cool and always having her signature colour – black and white. `
Adele is the cover star of Vanity Fair magazine for December, and in it we see Adele in a light we haven’t got a chance to see before. Colourful, raw, honest and down-to-earth. In her interview with VF’s Lisa Robinson she explains the challenges she faced being a new mother.
“I think it’s the bravest thing not to have a child; all my friends and I felt pressurized into having kids, because that’s what adults do. I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f*** I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that… I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me.”
Asked if she took antidepressants? She says “No, no, no, no. But also, I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant . . . . My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘f*** that, I ain’t hanging around with a f*****’ bunch of mothers.’ Then, without realizing it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient. You’ll be talking to someone, but you’re not really listening, because you’re so f*****’ tired.
Written by Odinekachukwu Ishicheli
Images: Vanity fair