Adele scrapped an entire album about motherhood after deciding it was far too boring.
The British singer caused a storm on Friday (23Oct15) when she played her new song Hello for the first time on Britain's BBC Radio 1. She admitting feeling emotional before it hit airwaves, saying she was worried she might be sick or accidentally belch, and was elated to hear the positive feedback it immediately received on social media.
The star's last record, 21, was released in 2011 and since then she's found love with Simon Konecki and become a mother to their three-year-old son Angelo. Writing her upcoming release 25 was a difficult process as she wasn't always sure what she wanted to say, especially as she was concerned about being too personal.
"Definitely for this record I would say so, because when I was writing my last record no one was waiting," she told DJ Nick Grimshaw, when asked if she worried about what to say. "There was no one sitting with a pen trying to analyse what I was talking about. It took me a long time to focus on how I wanted to write and what I wanted to write about.
"I mean I can't write 21 again because I'm not in that place, I'm in a great place. I had to find another part of my life - I did pretty much write an album about being a mum, but that's pretty boring for everyone who isn't a mum (so) I scrapped that."
25 will hit stores on 20 November (15) and the star was happy to talk more about the writing process. She wrote many tracks which didn't make the finished LP because they weren't good enough - Adele felt they weren't emotionally true enough and so it knocked her confidence.
"I felt like this was never going to happen, I felt like I was never going to finish this record..." she added. "It was a long process and I wanted to give up a lot. Because I couldn't do it. I thought I had run out ideas and just lost my ability to write a song... I very much thought it... My team around me... were very honest. They were like 'It's not good enough. Go back to the drawing board. It's not good enough'."