Adele Rushed to The Toilet And Cried After Hearing ‘Hello’ on The Radio
If, at first listen of "Hello," you experienced total loss of control, take solace in the fact that Adele went through the something similar.
In an interview with Yahoo! Music, which also features a brand new performance of 25's lead single, the singer shared that—three albums into her career—she still couldn't avoid getting swept up in the emotion of a new release. So, she sprinted to the bathroom.
"After I heard it on the radio, it was such a relief—I went to the toilet and cried my eyes out," she said.
And though Adele's music has become a sort of emblem of grief, she explained that her latest was meant to spark new dialogue.
"'Hello represents the tone of the album, not necessarily the heaviness of it," she said. "I knew ‘Hello’ would be the first song that I came back with in any capacity...At first I was like, 'Is it too obvious?' But it’s so conversational, and I wanted to have a conversation with everyone."
Evidently, people are happy to chat. According to Billboard, 25 is on track to break the record for number of albums sold in a single week, which is currently held by *NSYNC's No Strings Attached (the album was released in 2000 and sold a little bit more than 2.4 million copies). 25 could sell 2.5 million, and sold nearly a million via iTunes on its first day of release. That number would also instantly make 25 the highest-selling album of the year.
Check out the performance and the full interview here.
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