After sweeping the Grammys with her heartbreaking album 21, Adele says she is done with breakup music.
With songs like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," Adele has put a voice to many hearts in the process of healing from a split. But she doesn’t want people to think that’s all she has to offer the music world.
Keeping that in mind, she’s decided that a little time off to revamp her musical image might be in order.
"I am f*cking off for four or five years," she said in the March 2012 issue of Vogue. "If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record and be in love and be happy … I won’t come out with new music until it’s better than 21."
The British diva has recently revealed that she has found love, but she also acknowledged that her hit album may have intimidated some guys—if not for her six Grammy wins, then certainly by her subject matter.
"Come on! I’m wifey material! I’m great. No one’s got to be brave," she joked. "It’s not like, ‘You f*ck me over and I’m going to write a record and make you the most hated man in the world.’ I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch”
As proof, Adele insists that she no longer has any hard feelings toward the ex-beau that inspired 21. She admits that her stance on giving him any credit for the album has softened a bit.
“You know, he was amazing. He was great. But it was never going to work," Adele said. "And for ages I was like, as if he deserves any f*cking kudos for inspiring my record. But now, after some time, it only seems right that the person who so far has had the biggest impact on me—has now changed my life for f*cking ever with this album—deserves a little credit."
Not only is she giving her former flame a little credit, she’s thanking him for the lasting benefits their relationship had on her life, both personally and professionally.
"I can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do," Adele explained. "If I hadn’t met him, I think I’d still be that little girl I was when I was 18. And the best thing is, I now know what I want for myself and from someone else. I didn’t know what I wanted before.”