How I Know When My Song Is Well-written – Adele

How I Know When My Song Is Well-written – Adele

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on November 13, 2015

British singer and songwriter, Adele has revealed her secret determinant of a well-written song.

The 27-year-old singer who recently made a huge comeback to music stated that she recognizes she has written a good song if it moves her to tears.

Speaking to New York Times newspaper, she said:

“In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me.

“That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself  – it’s when I start crying. It’s when I just break out in fucking tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I’ll need a moment to myself.”

She also spoke about her emotional experience while writing her second album, 21.

“I just used to let myself drown. If I was sad, if I was confused – which I would say were the running themes for most of my records so far – I’d just go with it.

“I’d let myself fall apart, and I’d sit in darkness, and I’d feel sorry for myself, and I wouldn’t accept any help to get out of it, in terms of going out with my friends to cheer me up, or staying busier.

“No! I loved the drama of it all,” she explained.

Letting her emotion win when writing songs is something Adele hopes to quit doing as she recognizes the need to stay strong for her baby-daddy, Simon Konecki and their three-year-old son, Angelo.

“I haven’t got time to fall apart. I’m the backbone for my kid, and I want to be there for him. 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,” she noted.


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