When Adele's not busy saving the music industry through her record sales, she sometimes takes the time to sit down for extensive interviews, like the multi-page feature in Out Magazine that came out recently.
It's a pretty good interview, and it isn't even the 9 pages the site makes it seem like—a few of them are taken up by the photo shoot. But if you're in a hurry, or averse to clicking through page after page, we've picked out five of the choicest moments for you! (Seriously, though: once you're done reading this, check out the full feature. It's quite good.)
Adele's first concert was The Cure—at age 3!
Granted, for anyone who's heard Adele's often-melancholy lyrics, or 21's cover of The Cure's "Lovesong," her being a fan of the English mope-rockers wouldn't be so much a surprise even if The Cure wasn't a mainstay on artists' influence lists. It's still sweet, though, to hear about toddler Adele accompanying her mother to the show—and her gradual embrace of her mother's musical taste. (About that possible cover of Sinead O'Connor's "Troy"? Go for it, Adele!)
Adele once got, um, a used tissue in the mail from a creep.
No, really. Adele adds: "There was a note saying, 'This is what I imagine you doing to me.' Oh, you sent me a crispy tissue—I’ll definitely get in touch with you; hey, let’s get married and have children!" The less you really think about this, the better. Trust us.
Adele hasn't read a book in more than 10 years.
This would make her pretty young, so it's not surprising that her reading material of choice was by British children's author Jacqueline Wilson. (Not that Worry Website book, obviously!) Adele made up for it with writing, whether apology notes to her mom after getting in trouble or, y'know, the wrenching likes of "Rolling in the Deep."
Adele idolizes Beyonce.
Specifically, Beyonce is Adele's "fucking idol." We can't think of many worse choices. Perhaps Adele's one of the people anxiously awaiting the "Run the World (Girls)" video?
Adele's ex is basically perfect.
OK, let's back up here. Adele's had well-documented ex issues. And there's still no word on who exactly this ex-boyfriend is. Believe me, the world's tried. We at Popdust even checked her blog entries from 2008 for clues, digging up only this non-specific snippet (datestamp: November): "i wish i'd met my man for forever a few years back, so that we could break up then fall back in love later on when we werent supposed too. im getting so bored of waiting for him and im only 20 !!" But from Adele's description here, almost three years later, she could well be close:
He was my soul mate. We had everything—on every level we were totally right. We’d finish each other’s sentences, and he could just pick up how I was feeling by the look in my eye, down to a T, and we loved the same things, and hated the same things, and we were brave when the other was brave and weak when the other one was weak—almost like twins, you know—and I think that’s rare when you find the full circle in one person, and I think that’s what I’ll always be looking for in other men.
There's more. Before this, she says that this guy—seriously, who is he?—is the "love of her life" and that she would have given up everything for him: career, friendships, hobbies. Not that she has or anything, but still: Adele? And any heartbroken readers out there? It's going to be OK. Things get better!