For the past couple weeks, I have not gone a day without hearing one of Adele’s songs from her new album 21. Although some of her songs contain some sad lyrics about past relationships, they are all interesting and fun to listen to. Want another reason to love Adele? In a recent Rollingstone article , Adele talked about how she does not fall into the trap of constantly caring about her body image like most pop music artists. She also talked about how working in the music industry causes enough drama in her life, and she does not need her weight to add to the drama.
I really appreciate how Adele’s view that her voice is fantastic enough to give her a great career, and that she does not need a perfect body to succeed. She sets a great example for young people who have aspirations of music careers, proving that talent is enough to succeed. In a pop culture that features Heidi Montag, who is known in the entertainment (yes, even music) industry more for her numerous plastic surgeries than her talent, Adele brings the focus on to what it should be in the music industry: the music. She does not, however, put down other musicians for their sexy styles, such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, for their tendency to wear skimpy outfits and flaunt their bodies. While it is not her style, she appreciates this variety in the music industry, but states that she does not make music for eyes, but for ears.
However, Adele reveals that she has a weakness: terrible stage fright. Her anxiety has caused her to leave a show and has even gotten physically sick. Still, she perseveres through her career. This sets another great example for aspiring musicians: that it is possible to overcome fears and be successful.
Adele is not only a fantastic musician, but she sets a great example for aspiring musicians all over the world. By relying on her voice to support her career, she shows that the music industry is about music for her, and nothing else. Young children should look to Adele as a great example of a musician who succeeds without constantly worrying about her body.