Adele Knows She Has Written a Good Song When it Makes Her Cry
Crying to Adele’s songs? Don’t worry. So is she.
The singer recently sat down with The New York Times to talk a little bit about how she writes songs. “In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me,” she told the publication.
“That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself— it’s when I start crying. It’s when I just break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I’ll need a moment to myself.”
Many people broke down in tears when hearing Adele’s most recent hit, “Hello,” which is one of the songs on her upcoming album 25, which will be released on Nov. 20.
“I was scared,” she told the Times. “It got so out of control, the last album. I was a bit frightened for a while to step back into it.”
Turns out, Adele was worried that nobody would care about her comeback. “I was like, ‘Oh, no, I’ve missed my window, Oh, no, it’s too late. The comeback’s gone. No one cares.’”
But people did care. The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and broke a record in the U.S. by selling over one million copies of digital downloads in the week following its release.
After pondering if she should write another album, Adele said, “I have to write more music for myself, and there’s nothing else I want to do.”
Adele’s back, everybody! Here. We’ll leave you with this happy Adele gif to make up for the crying one: