Monday, February 20, 2012
Why I want to be the Adele of the book world
She's famous, rich, lives in a big house in England, has won a Colosseum load of awards and basically everyone loves her. Not bad reasons to want to take a leaf from her book, right? I think we'd all love that kind of money and prestige, and although not everyone would want to put up with the crap that comes from being famous, I'm not too proud to admit I think it would be awesome :) And come on...she's British.
Really, though, there are a couple more important reasons I think Adele's got it right.
She's so hard core yet down to earth. What woman doesn't adore her for what she's saying about body image and beauty? She doesn't have the runway model stick-thin body, but she knows herself and owns it and I know plenty of people who think she's downright sexy. Not to mention her boyfriend is totally hot. He has a beard. Also he's British.
The main reason is a creative one. Obviously every artist has different strengths, and we get our creative inspiration and ideas and artistic beliefs from different sources. While Adele's lyrics are definitely beautiful, I know plenty of other singers who's words are more poetic or philosophical (*cough* Billy Joel). Adele's strength is her vulnerability, and no, that is not an oxymoron. She is incredibly open and honest and unafraid to let people see and relate to her at the deepest levels. I know there are tons of jokes going around about how whoever broke Adele's heart made her filthy rich (How bad was your breakup on a scale of 1 to Adele?), that kind of thing, but she wouldn't be record breaking, Grammy winning, played on the radio every other song Adele if what she's doing wasn't working. And really what she's doing is very simple. She's creating something with enough talent that people understand it and enough heart that they relate. That right there is exactly what I hope to achieve in writing.
So yeah, I'm another Adele fan-girl, but I think she deserves it. I'll leave you with my favorite Adele song. Not one of the big ones, but still my favorite:
P.S. Happy Presidents day :) Hope you're having a good one!