Natasha Jokic: I mean, I've really struggled to remember what life was like before Adele, without sounding incredibly melodramatic. Back when I still lived in England, she just felt inescapable. She was the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics Choice Award, which was something that I would always keep up with and always watch with my mum every year. And there were like moments like that, a performance of someone like you will remember as well very, very vividly. And she's just someone I've kind of grown up with in that way. And it's interesting — her song "Hometown Glory" is probably still my favorite, just because it really hits me. I'll be like, "I'm fine, I don't miss England," and then she'll be talking about London and I'm like, "Oh, God."
I think what appeals to a lot of people about her as well is that she has these very silky, big songs. And then in interviews and especially in video, she just comes along like kind of a regular gal. Like, she's not. She's Adele.
And I think being a "relatable" celebrity is really, really hard — it's a fine line to tread. She very much keeps out of the public eye in between album release cycles...and I think that choice is very interesting.