Aidin Vaziri | Forget all those other singers who are supposed to dethrone Amy Winehouse: This month Adele Laurie Blue Adkins – better known as plain old Adele – is the only one you need to know about. The 20-year-old Londoner graduated from the Brit School just like Leona Lewis and Winehouse, and has already topped the British charts with her first album, “19,” out now in the United States. It features the hit “Chasing Pavements.” We spoke to Adele when she was in town for a sold-out show at Bimbo’s.
Q: When did you get into music?
A: I remember my first show was the Cure in Finsbury Park when I was 2. My mum was really young when she had me, and she was a proper hippie for a while. I remember it so clearly because the singer looks like a witch. I loved it. I listened to them and the Spice Girls. “Dreams” by Gabrielle was the song that used to get me on the table when I was 5.
Q: Is there any video evidence?
A: No, we never had a video camera when I was younger.
Q: Where do your songs come from?
A: Something has to completely take over my life to write a song. The boy that the album is about took over my life and everything else, so it was quite easy to come up with the album, really.
Q: Did you send him a copy?
A: Oh yeah. He loves it. I’m grateful. He cheated on me, and I dumped him. He still works at a phone shop in Croydon, and I’m in America on tour. Who’s laughing now? Continue reading.