The wait for Adele to release a new a single/album is over. For her fans it feels like a very long time since the release of 21 which won six Grammys and went platinum 16 times; followed by her Bond theme Skyfall, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
The overwhelming consensus is that “Hello” the first song released from Adele’s new album ‘25’ was worth waiting for. It’s the perfect comeback single; one that remains true to her brand, a song that touches the soul.
Adele is well and truly back in the forefront of public consciousness, this being the case, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to revisit her body image related quotes from the past:
1. My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym.
2. I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.
3. But that’s [revealing her body] not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.
4. Be brave and fearless to know that even if you make a wrong decision, it was for a good reasson.
5. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.
6. I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.
7. It’s [weight]never been an issue for me – I don’t want to go on a diet, I don’t want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain’t got time for this, just be happy and don’t be stupid. If I’ve got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I’m not worried.
8. The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16, I don’t care about clothes…
9. “I’d lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you’re supposed to be 40 lbs lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say lose weight to me, they wouldn’t be working with me.”
10 “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”