Adele Reveals Who ''Hello'' Is About and Says Ex-Boyfriend Drama Is Now Far Behind Her, ''Thank F--k''

Artist also talks being a mom, Amy Winehouse and, of course, Taylor Swift

By Mike Vulpo Oct 27, 2015 8:21 PMTags
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Let's give a big, warm hello to the newly candid Adele!

The 27-year-old singer has famously kept her private life under wraps. But in her first in-depth interview in nearly three years, the "Hello" artist is opening up about music, motherhood and her favorite musicians.

In a 90-minute conversation with i-D magazine, Adele confessed that she doesn't have a Facebook and she's not on Netflix. However, she's a huge fan of Teen Mom, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.

As for singing around the house, she tries to keep it to a minimum. The proud mom admits, however, that her son loves "Row Row Row Your Boat."

Lucky for us, this was only the beginning of a wide-ranging interview fans will appreciate greatly. Take a look at five must-read tidbits we just couldn't get enough of.

1. The Ups and Downs of Motherhood: When making her upcoming album 25, Adele admits that it was more than a little difficult to leave her son at home. "It's f--king hard. I thought it would be easy. 'Everyone f--king does it, how hard can it be?' Ohhhhh...I had no idea. It is hard but it's phenomenal," she shared. "It's the greatest thing I ever did. He makes me be a d--khead, and he makes me feel young and there's nothing more grounding than a kid kicking off and refusing to do what you're asking of them. It used to be that my own world revolved around me, but now it has to revolve around him."

(1.5. Adele swears like a sailor!)

2. Always Remembering Amy Winehouse: One of Adele's favorite artists was the late "Rehab" crooner. She recalls watching the recent documentary Amy and having strong emotions following the film. "I loved her and I went through my own massive grieving process as her fan. I'd finally got to a place where I felt really great about the impact she'd had on my life, in every way," she revealed. "I felt really, really fond of it all. But then I read this review of [the film] and that made me go and see it."

So what did she think of it?

"I love watching her, but I kind of wish I hadn't seen it," she confessed. "But you know, I love Amy. I always have, I always will. Do you know what makes me super sad? That I'm never going to hear her voice again, other than how I've heard it."

3. Heart Fixer: Long before providing emotional lyrics and songs fit for any heartache in her fans' lives, Adele knew she wanted to do something heart-related. "I wanted to fix people's hearts," she shared when discussing her old goals to become a heart surgeon. She even enrolled at Balham's Chestnut Grove School. So what stopped her? "Fun—and boys," the "Skyfall" songbird shared. "I gave up on it. My heart wasn't in it anymore."


4. Swiftie at Heart: During her lengthy conversation, Adele recalls an afternoon where she hung out with One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder. A song came up and they both couldn't get enough of it. "I was like, 'I love this song, who did this?' and he's like 'Max,' and I'm like, 'Oo's Max?' and he's like 'Max Martin!' and I'm like, 'Oo's Max Martin?" Adele shared, the magazine apparently taking liberties with her strong accent.

The catchy tune? "Trouble" by Taylor Swift.


5. "Hello's" True Meaning: As soon as Adele's new single premiered last week, people couldn't help but speculate about real meaning of those hurts-so-good lyrics.

One thing is for sure: It's not an apology to a guy she used to date. "Oh, god no. That's over and done with, thank f--k. That's been over and done with for f--king years," she shared. "No, it's not about anyone specifically. It's about friends, ex-boyfriends, it's about myself, it's about my family. It's also about my fans as well. I feel like everyone thinks I'm so far away and I'm not. Everyone thinks I live in f--king America, I don't."

She continued, "The song is about hurting someone's feelings but it's also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do. It's about a yearning for the other side of me. When I'm away, I really, really miss my life at home. The way that I feel when I'm not in England, is desperation. I can't breathe anywhere else."