Adele was interviewed for the latest issue of Rolling Stone, gracing the cover just after the launch of her massive new single “Hello.” The song, which has since broke download and video streaming records in the US, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, cementing the future success of her upcoming album, 25. In the interview, she talked about her private life, fame, and of course the highly-anticipated release of 25.
Speaking about her own career, she says, “My career’s not my life, it’s my hobby.” She added that while people think she hates her fame, she says she actually doesn’t, and that’s she’s simply “really frightened of it.” She says that being famous is “really toxic,” adding that she thinks it’s “really easy to be dragged into it.” Giving more of an insight to her as a person, the interview delves deep into how she looks at her success and the music industry in general.
At the start of the interview, she asked, “What’s been going in the world of music? I feel out of the loop!” One of the few things she’s been paying attention to as far as music goes, however, is the long-awaited release of Frank Ocean’s next album: “I’m just fucking waiting for Frank fucking Ocean to come out with his album.” Saying what we’re all thinking, she reiterates, “It’s taking so fucking long. That sounds so stupid, coming from me, doesn’t it?”
Read the full interview with Rolling Stone here.