As odd as it may seem, pain makes good music. The perils and misguided emotions of lost love, unrequited love, and even star-crossed love have spawned many soul and R&B classics. This statement still holds true today, especially when referencing British soul singer Adele. Her private break-ups and let downs expressed in her albums ’19’ and ’21’ are responsible for much of her public success.
However, unable to remain a woman scorned, Adele has recently released a statement saying she has forgiven the man who inspired her entire sophomore album. She even went on to say that she partially owes her success to him. Wow!
“We’re becoming friends again,” she told fans at her London concert earlier in the week. “It’s all right, I know what I’m doing. Enough time has gone by now.”
Proving that time heals all wounds, Adele added, “Now with what’s going on with the album around the world it’s important to be able to share it with him. Because it’s marvelous what has happened. He changed my life, I can’t deny that.” She ended her forgiveness announcement by saying, “The album helped me get over splitting up with my boyfriend. It helped me forgive and I hope he has forgiven himself.” Those bold words from Adele only further make fans want answers to the burning question â “What exactly did this man do?”
Regardless, Adele never ceases to amaze us. It’s good to see that while she acknowledges her past, she refuses to stay stuck in it. Upward and onward Adele! Kudos.