Adele talks about the stories of the songs of the new album "30"

November 15, 2021

Much of the album is an open letter to her son.
Adele has revealed the stories of some songs from her long-awaited new album "30".

In a new interview with "Rolling Stone", the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer revealed that much of the album is an open letter to Angelo's son, in order to better understand who his mother was at the time of her separation from her husband by Simon Konecki.

Adele started writing "30" in early 2019, as her marriage was breaking up, and completed most of the album in early 2020, just before the pandemic began.

The British singer joined forces with producers such as Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr., with whom she had collaborated on her previous album, "25" in 2015. She also added the up-and-coming producer to her group. Inflo from North London. With Inflo, every day in the studio started with a "six-hour treatment session" where they talked about what he was going through at the time.

"It really taught me to relax," she said, explaining that it helped her dispel her craze for control by making her listen more carefully to albums by classical artists such as Marvin Gaye and Carpenters.

"He was telling me, 'If you really listen, it's a mess.' If you really listen, they play the wrong notes. They come in at the wrong time. It all has to do with the energy and the atmosphere that is created. "Why would you want to make another recording, if you have the most perfect recording there is?", He added.

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A new member of Adele's musical family is also Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, who starred in the song "Strangers By Nature" with which he opens the album "30".

Adele describes the song as a tribute to Judy Garland and explains that she was inspired when she watched the screening of the biographical film "Judy" (2019) starring Renee Zellwegger.

"In the old movies, when you look back or have a memory of something else, it's almost like shooting a river or a lake and the water is rippling. It reminds me," he told Strangers By Nature. .

In addition, she revealed that the R&B lullaby "My Little Love" includes audio clips from conversations she had with her son before bed, while songs such as "Woman Like Me" and "All Night Parking" describe her first relationship after the dissolution of her marriage.

"It was a great learning process and it was nice to feel loved, but it was never going to succeed," he said of the relationship, which is now a thing of the past.

Adele also noted that the album "30", which will be released on November 19, follows a chronological order, recording the evolution of their emotions as her life changed rapidly at the dawn of the thirties.