Adele is back – and has had fans and critics wagging tongues about the next chapter in the mega-star’s career.
The songstress released one of the most hyped tracks of the year so far, Easy On Me, as the clocks ticked over into Friday, causing social media to go into overdrive about the singer’s first new music in six years.
Her uber-anticipated new album, 30, will hit shelves and streamers next month, with her now odds-on to have a Christmas number one, headline Glastonbury, win at least one Grammy and sing in the John Lewis Christmas advert.
That kind of stardom is enough to impress anyone – but not Adele’s nine-year-old son Angelo.
“He’s into gamers… he ain’t bothered by me at all,” she told Hits Radio’s Fleur East.
“He does not care at all… the other day he was telling me how many YouTube followers I have, was nowhere near as many as the big gamers and I was like ‘okay cheers kid, thanks’.
“He’s not really aware of it (her fame) yet but he’s coming to a couple of work things I have coming up so we’ll see. I’m sure he’ll be like ‘well I think Flamingo (a YouTuber with nearly 10 million followers) would have done it like this’.
“But he’s a very lovely little boy.”
Adele says her new album is written for her son, so she is able to explain her “relationship with his dad and with him”.
She adds its also a chance to discuss the “relationship I have with myself and stuff like that”.
“It’s like ‘you could be in like discussion or disagreement or a full blown row, if you will, not that me and your dad ever used to do that, but even if you’re the one that’s initiating the discussion, it’s like hang on a minute, go easy on me, you know, it’s not my fault’.”
Fans will be dying to know if Adele will be touring again, with the singer offering some mixed feelings on the prospect of getting back out on the road, telling Hits Radio that post-lockdown logistics are proving difficult to navigate.
“All the COVID rules are different everywhere, and the rates of infection, the rates of vaccine… it makes me nervous trying to plan a world tour globally when no one’s really on the same page.
“The last thing I want to do this cancel any shows again… as long as I get to do something – I’m good.”