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Adele reveals the secret of her songwriting success

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Adele is known for bringing fans to tears with her emotional music, but the singer has admitted her songs often make her cry too. During an interview with New York Times to promote her new 25, Adele admitted she knows she has written a good song when she is moved by her own lyrics.

"In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me," Adele confided. "That's how I know that I've written a good song for myself – it's when I start crying. It's when I break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I'll need a moment to myself."


Adele © Photo: Rex

Adele said she knows if a song she has written is good because it will make her cry

The 27-year-old may have broken records with her comeback single Hello, but she also admitted to being unsure of her ability to write a strong follow up to her second album 21.

Adele explained: "I didn't think I had it in me to write another record. I didn't know if I should. Because of how successful 21 was, I thought, 'Maybe everyone's happy with that being the last thing from me. Maybe I should bow out on a high.'"

However luckily for her fans, the Grammy-winning singer had a change of heart. "As time went on, I realised I had no choice. I have to write more music for myself, and there's nothing else I want to do," she said.

Adele announced her comeback in October

Adele's second album 21 came following a big break-up for the singer, and she has admitted to letting herself "drown" in her emotions at the time. However since finding happiness with boyfriend Simon Konecki and their son Angelo, Adele has no intention of letting herself fall apart again.

"I haven't got time to fall apart. I'm the backbone for my kid, and I want to be there for him," Adele 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 had no reason to be concerned about her new music; she has broken records with her latest single, which topped the charts in over 100 countries, while her upcoming album 25 topped the iTunes pre-order chart in 93 countries. The Someone Like You will cement her comeback with a one-off special interview and performance, due to air on BBC One in November.

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