Adele is talking about what some of the lyrics on her new album “30” really mean.
“I didn’t get to go on and make new memories with him/There were just memories in a big storm,” the famous singer says at the end of the seventh track on the album, “I Drink Wine.”
In an interview with The Face magazine that came out Thursday, the “Easy on Me” singer said that the lines were about someone she liked before she met her current boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul.
Adele said, “I was like rushing as fast as I could to put my life back together so I could feel normal again.”
She said she wasn’t dating anyone at the time and added, “There was someone I’ve loved, not been in love with, but been so fond of for years, but I couldn’t pretend I wasn’t in my own storm.”
Adele said, “I couldn’t give myself properly,” and both of them agreed that they “couldn’t be consistent.”
She didn’t think it was “right” to date again a year after getting divorced.
“Even if you feel ready, whether you leave or you are left is a gaping, open wound,” she said. “So it was more that this person was telling me to get involved.”
The musician said, “I’m still getting over the breakup of my marriage,” so the relationship didn’t work out.
Adele and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, broke up in 2019. Angelo, who is 9, lives with both of them. They got a divorce in March.
Her song “My Little Love” has bits of conversations that Adele and Angelo had about the breakup.
“Mommy has been feeling a lot of strong emotions lately… I’m not sure what to do. And I don’t feel like I know what I’m doing, “her son, she says.
Adele told The Face that she blames this person she didn’t name for the end of her marriage.
So, she said, “he must be part of the storm.”
The singer said she was glad she had been honest because she didn’t want to end one relationship and jump into another one too quickly.
“I became very aware of the patterns I was repeating over and over again since I was 16 and 17,” she said. “These patterns didn’t always happen in relationships or close friendships, but they did sometimes.”
Now, Adele is dating Rich Paul, who started the sports agency Klutch Sports Group and represents many NBA players, including LeBron James, who has been a friend for a long time.
During her interview with Oprah Winfrey for the CBS special “Adele: One Night Only,” she told a funny story about their first date, which he said was a business meeting.
“What am I like, a business meeting?” She smiled. “Then it was the first time we went out by ourselves instead of with friends or other people. So, that was a very natural way to meet, and I think that’s how most people meet in real life.”
Adele raved about Paul and added, “He’s also very funny and smart. He’s very, very smart, you know. Seeing him do what he does is pretty amazing. And just how easy it was. It just sounds smooth.”