Adele Draws Inspiration From Son Angelo, Her ‘Paradise’

The days of heart-wrenching breakup songs from Adele might well be over.

With only days to go until her highly anticipated album ’25’ is released, the singer sits down with The New York Times to open up about life, music, and her new “paradise.”;

Now that she’s a parent, the singer reveals she hasn’t “got time to fall apart,” like she did during the writing of her smash album ’21.’ “I’m the backbone for my kid, and I want to be there for him,”; she said. “And I want to be there for my boyfriend as well, and I don’t want to bring them down with me for my art.”;

Adele added, “I’m not willing to feel like that to write a song again. I’m not.”

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She was also hesitant to write about her three-year-old son, Angelo, whom she calls her “paradise.” “He’s the love of my life and the light of my life, but he’s no one else’s apart from me and his dad,” she explained.

But with the song “Remedy,” which writer Jon Pareles calls “a maternal love song,” we get a glimpse into Adele’s new role as a mother.

“She immediately said, ‘This is about my kid,'” producer and songwriting collaborator Ryan Tedder recalled. “That unlocked the whole lyric. And it was done, written and recorded that day.”

For more insight into Adele’s latest album, visit NYTimes.com

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