My Songs Do Make Me Cry – Adele
British singer, Adele gave an insight into how she often get caught up in her own songs, and she wouldn’t want to change that.
“In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me,” she said.
“That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself — it’s when I start crying. It’s when I just break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I’ll need a moment to myself.”
That heart-on-sleeve emotion, conveyed by a gorgeous voice, has made Adele, now 27, one of the most universally beloved singers and songwriters of the 21st century. Adele,
whose last name is Adkins, won the Grammy as Best New Artist with her 2008 debut album, “19.”
She multiplied her audience with “21,” her 2011 album full of breakup songs — angry, regretful, lonely, righteous —
that used modern production touches around vocals filled with old-fashioned soul. It has sold 30 million albums worldwide, 11 million in the United States.
Beyond the power of Adele’s voice and the craftsmanship of the music, “21” communicated a palpable sincerity and urgency, the feeling that its wounds were still fresh.