Adele: ‘I try to listen to music that might uplift me a bit but I don’t really connect with it’

Singer says she is a fan of Chvrches and Grimes, as well as Jeff Buckley

Adele has cited Chvrches and Grimes as her two favourite artists at the moment while referencing Jeff Buckley as am all time musical hero of hers.

Speaking to SiriusXM for a ‘Town Hall’ interview on Monday (November 16), Adele answered fans questions including one from a listener keen to know what music she listens to in her spare time.

“I love Chvrches a lot,” Adele said, adding: “I love Grimes. I try to listen to music that might uplift me a bit but I don’t really connect with it.”

Expanding on this idea, she added: “Music for me is all about connection so I mainly listen to Jeff Buckley. I’ve been like that my entire life. I remember falling out with my best friend when I was seven and listening to Jeff Buckley. My mum was a fan so [1994 Buckley album] ‘Grace’ has always been around me.”

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Later in the interview, Adele talked about body image, saying, “I do have body image problems for sure but I don’t let them ruin my life at all and there’s bigger issues going on in the world than how I might feel about myself and stuff like that…. There’s only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else? Why would you want to have the same hair style as everybody else and have the same opinions as everybody else?”

Adele releases new album ’25’, the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s ’21’, on Friday (November 20).

The singer has already revealed its lead single ‘Hello’, which recently became the first song to be downloaded one million times in a week in the US. Meanwhile, a live performance of new track ‘When We Were Young’ (co-written by singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr.) was reveaed earlier this week.

The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

‘Hello’
‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Remedy’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘River Lea’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’
‘Sweetest Devotion’

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