Fredi Magazine Winter 2016 / Volume 2 Issue 2 - Page 15

question most of us had was where would she draw inspiration and would she continue to share with her audiences the candid glimpses of her true self ? “...the Ultimate Truth: nothing exists in the universe that is separate from anything else. Everything is intrinsically After an almost four-year absence, these questions were answered in kind. Adele left no doubt that the inspiration she drew from was her own life and once again, she willingly laid herself bare. Not surprisingly, her album, 25 and her come back song ʻHello’, catapulted her back to the top of the charts. In an interview with etalk she admits “It was the hardest record I’ve ever made.” Admitting it was challenging speaks to her honesty about being a new Mom and the challenges that go along with it. She adds, “The process was hard and making it was hard as well. I never had to balance anything before, it was always only me before that mattered and once I became a mom, all of my attention is on my kid.” connected, irrevocably interdependent, interactive, interwoven into the fabric of all of life.” - NEALE DONALD WALSCH - ADELE In speaking with numerous people from all different walks of life, the answer became increasingly clear: Adele has an uncanny ability to emotionally connect with her followers. Her music and her lyrics are not only a product of who she is, they are a piece of who she is. Her third album – 25 – released in November of 2015, once again left no doubt that Adele is the much deserving Queen of the modern music landscape. We’ve watched Adele grow from an emotional 19-year-old into a more mature, sophisticated 28-year-old Mother and yet, she remains the refreshingly cheeky, candid and unapologetic singer she began as. Her willingness to lay her life and soul in her lyrics was and still is remarkable and refreshing. As her life shifted towards motherhood and stability, the In spite of the challenges she faced in creating 25, Adele found a way to connect with her inner feelings and share this connection. Surely this was a journey of discovery for her as who she was at 19 had receded further into her past. That care-free teenager was long gone. It was the feelings of losing herself that she wrote from, a place of sadness of leaving people and her past behind. One of the songs featured in her album 25 accentuates this point. A Million Years Ago sounds like a song of regret and with lyrics such as, “I miss my friends, I miss my Mother, I miss it when life was a party to be thrown but that was a million years ago.” fredi winter 2016 • 15