Grammy Award-winning and chart bursting singer, Adele, has revealed that she consciously disengaged herself from social networks while she was writing and recording her album, 25. She did this to free her mind from distractions during the creative process.
“Privacy is key to being able to write a real record, whether people like it or not. My life has changed so much, but I’ve made the realest record I can make, and it’s the real part of me. How am I supposed to write a real record if I’m waiting for half a million likes on a f***ing photo? That ain’t real.”
Adele also claimed (and rightly so) that some artists are overexposed and are therefore, diluting the impact their music could have had. This is quite spot on, because nowadays most celebrities are more relevant on social media than they are on the music scene i.e 50 Cent.
She told Time magazine:
“I’m not throwing shade at anybody, but when you have a six-month build up, don’t expect me to be there the day your album comes out, because I’m bored.”
”It doesn’t matter how amazing it is. You put seven songs out. I’ve heard the album. I’ve heard everything you want to say about it. I’ve heard it all over radio. Don’t expect me to not lose interest before it’s even happened.”
The success of Adele’s and Beyonce’s latest albums is largely due to the surprise element which is lacking in the entertainment industry because everyone can’t seem to keep their business off the social media space.
But I kind of think Adele is throwing shade at some folks though especially when she talked about someone waiting to get a million likes. But, that’s just my two cent and I may just be wrong (although I seriously doubt that).