Adele: ‘I wish I had it in me to evolve record by record. But I don’t think I could pull it off’

Singer opens up about her future in new interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe

Adele has told Zane Lowe in a new interview that she would like to evolve her sound as her career progresses, but doubts her ability to do so.

’25’, Adele’s third studio album, is released tomorrow and the singer sat down with Lowe on his Beats 1 show yesterday for an in-depth chat about her career, music, personal life and the process of making her new album.

Among the highlights of the interview was Adele telling the DJ how she does not believe fans will ever see her attempt a radically different sound or musical style. “Sometimes I wish I had it in me to attempt to evolve record by record like legends do,” she said. “But I don’t think I could pull it off. There’s only one Madonna.”


Adele’s signature sound, love-lorn ballads such as ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Chasing Pavements’, have seen her become one of the most successful artists of her generation. However, where ’21’ was an album about a break-up, the singer is now in a happy relationship with charity CEO Simon Konecki.

“The love songs on this record are about overcoming obstacles in relationships. And that’s actually the best feeling in the world,” Adele told Lowe about the challenge of writing ’25’. “I’m also super fascinated by going from loving someone so much to hating them. That’s what ‘All I Ask’ is.”

As for following the success of ’21’ with a new album, Adele is keeping calm. “No one else puts pressure on me. I will not stand for it. [But] how do I follow up ’21’? I can’t, it was so big… ’21’ isn’t even my record – it belongs to the people.”

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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 revealed earlier this week.

The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

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

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