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Adele Tells Apple Music About Her New Album ’30’, Reconnecting With Her Own Music After Leaving Her Marriage, Parenting Through Divorce, How Creating The Album Helped Her, and More



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Adele joins Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 to unpack her highly anticipated fourth studio album ’30’. The global superstar tells Apple Music about the emotional journey that lead to the album’s release, losing and regaining her connection with her own music, the anger she experienced after leaving her marriage, how making ’30’ helped her and why she thinks it can help others. She also discusses the challenges of being single and dating, not enjoying celebrity, her message for other artists, parenting through divorce, Amy Winehouse, and more.

Video and key quotes below — feel free to use and credit Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. Watch the interview in full anytime on Apple Music at and dive deeper into the making of ’30’ on the Apple Music channel on Apple News HERE.

VIDEO | Adele Tells Apple Music About Her New Album ’30’, Reconnecting With Her Own Music After Leaving Her Marriage, Parenting Through Divorce, How Creating The Album Helped Her, and More

Adele Tells Apple Music About Initially Wanting To Release ’30’ Earlier…

I wanted it to come out last year, obviously. And, when I drunkedly announced it at my best friend’s wedding on the stage. Expect my album in September, to a room full of people I don’t f***ing know. But, I wouldn’t know I’d be announcing it to everyone that already pretty much knew anyway. Who the f**k did I think I was? It would’ve been done by then. I hadn’t done the orchestras yet. And, I hadn’t finalized all of my BVs and stuff like that. But, it would have, had the world not shut down. And, it’s such an integral piece to my life story over the last few years, that I wanted it to come out. Because, when it does come out, it’s the final door closing on that chapter of my life. So, it feels like it’s dragged out for me a little bit.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Losing and Regaining Her Connection With Her Own Music…

I don’t think there’s any expectation of sincerity left in music from artists. And, I believe that artists are sincere. And, I think to be an artist, like an actual artist, it comes from deep within us. And, it’s a necessity that we have to put it out. And, I don’t just mean being an artist as a singer or a writer. It could be a painter. It could be a photographer. It could be a chef, an architect. Someone that’s creating something. And, I just feel like it’s just a transaction now. And, that’s not why I got into music. It’s just not my vibe. But, I’m not in it long enough at a time for it to really take me off of music at all. If I was doing this every year, I mean, I’d just be a zombie I think. But, I definitely did lose my connection with my own music and with how it made me feel and stuff like that. But, it came back to me on this album because I needed it so badly.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Her Anger After Leaving Her Marriage…

One thing that did happen, which was sort of going… It’s not really a song about it on this record. I got really angry after I left my marriage. It was really interesting because I never had arguments with any of my boyfriends, let alone… My marriage was very calm, you’ve seen us together. We never got into a screaming match and if we disagreed we’d figure it out, very quickly, there and then.I got this rage, a lot, afterwards. And I think it was frustration of me ignoring myself for such a long time. And me feeling like I was falling back into my old habits and stuff like that, but it was scary to me. That was very… I mean… I can fight. If I need to fight, I’ll fight. But I don’t start arguments. I don’t scream and lose my voice and stuff like that. Once I realized what it was, why that would happen, everything really started changing.

Adele Tells Apple Music How Making ’30’ Helped Her, Why She Thinks It Could Help Others, and Maybe Even Save a Few Lives…

It was like it really helped me, this album. It really, really did. And I truly do believe, like when we started the interview where I was like, “There’s not an occasion or a scenario or a feeling where there is not the perfect song for it somewhere.” I really do believe, and I’m not being arrogant or anything like that here, it’s just like, it was my hell, but I really went to hell and back. And I realized, I actually didn’t like who I was. And I think I just really got, like most other human beings, especially of my age, really just got into that thing of just going through the motions. Like I’ve got to get over there. And wasn’t opening my eyes, and seeing what was actually happening at the time, and enjoying the world around me and stuff like that. And I really think that some of the songs on this album could really help people, really change people’s lives. And I think a song like Hold On could actually save a few lives. I really, really do

Adele Tells Apple Music About Being Single and Dating…

Adele: I’ve never been this well known and been single. So I was with someone most of 19 and then I was in the studio. It wasn’t with anyone, but I was in the studio writing about who that album is about. And then straight after 21 I got with Simon. So I hadn’t been… so I didn’t… I don’t- I just never experienced, A) dating as a grownup really but also everyone knowing who I am and then…I didn’t want to date anyone.

Zane: Are people giving you advice? Are the like, you go on Tinder or something?

Adele: No, but I would try and be like, “how did you meet so and so,” and they’d be like, “On an app.” But I’m like, “Oh fu** I can’t do that.” But what it was, I wasn’t interested in men at all. But what it was was that it’d be like… I was at my friend’s birthday party and people that I had just met in LA since I moved there or whatever, I was always married. I was always taken, suddenly were trying to chirps me at the bar. And I’ll be like, “Are you flirting with me? Don’t you…”. I’d be like, “I’m married.” I’d be like, “No, I don’t want to f***ing go out of you, I’m married.” And I wasn’t anymore. It was very, very strange. But “Oh My God” was sort of that and just being, please don’t let me voluntarily put myself in a f***ing situation that I’m going to regret. And also I’m grateful that I didn’t date for most of 25 and 25 because I feel like I’ve really gotten away with it. I’ve not had any horrible people come and tell stories about me or anything like that.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Considering Not Releasing ’30’, Not Enjoying Celebrity, And Her Message To Other Artists…

There were moments, when I was writing these songs, and even when I was mixing them and stuff like that, where I was like, “Maybe I don’t need to put this album out.” Like maybe I should write another. Just because music is my therapy. I’m never going into the studio to be like, “Right, I need another hit.” It’s not like that for me. When something is more powerful and overwhelming than me, I like to go to a studio because it’s normally a basement and there’s no f***ing windows and no reception, so no one can get ahold of me. So I’m basically running away. And no one would’ve known I’d written that record. And it’s like maybe I just had to get it out of my system and stuff.

…I think it’s hilarious, that I’m an artist for my f***ing job. But celebrity comes with it, and I’m not out for that. I don’t like being a celebrity at all… And this is my story, and I feel like it’s me taking back my narrative. I was on my own. I did it all on my own. If I’d like to thank anyone, it would be myself. Because I really, really committed to myself. And yeah, I think it’s an important record also for other artists to hear, those ones that I feel like are being encouraged not to value their own art, and that everything should be massive and everything should be, get it while you can. Because that’s not what artists are. And I know a few of them that feel this pressure. To be like… All the time. And I just wanted to remind them all that you don’t have to be in everyone’s faces all the time. And also, you can really write from your stomach, if you want. So yeah, it definitely, definitely is my album. I don’t think I will ever be like, “Oh, here you go, it’s yours.” Never.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Her Song “My Little Love” About Her Song Angelo and Parenting Through Divorce…

I was in LA and I went to Greg’s house to write it. And I didn’t know what kind of vibe I wanted to get, but I knew I had to tell his story in a song because it was clear that he was feeling it, even though I thought I was doing a very good job of being like, everything’s fine. But I also knew I wasn’t being as present. I was present in real life, but I just wasn’t really there. I was just so consumed about her… by so many things, to be honest with you, so many different feelings. And he plucked up the courage to very articulately say to me, ” You’re basically a ghost. You might as well not be here.” When he said, “I can’t see you.” And I’m like, what kind of poet is that? For him to be little and say, “I can’t see you,” to my face broke my heart. And I just… that was definitely one of the things I was most scared of when I left our… I didn’t leave our family, but left that structure, was just what if he hates me forever? And it didn’t take him long to ask me why we weren’t together. And I said, “I left, it wasn’t your dad,” and stuff like that. And it’s a lot for him and I just feel like him sticking with me, not asking to not stay at my house, not asking to not spend time with me, still always saying, “Dad, I want to go and see my mom now,” and stuff like that meant that he was being my friend and he had some empathy for me. So I really felt like that side of his story but through myself, I can’t tell his story actually for him. But I can speak about where he was finding himself in it. And it was really, really beautiful. And while I was writing it, I just remember thinking of any child that’s been through divorce or any person that has been through a divorce themselves or anyone that wants to leave a relationship and never will. I thought about all of them, because my divorce really humanized my parents for me. And that song, writing it, made me just be… kind of get over things that my own parents did or didn’t do for me. And we all have our own expectations of our parents. Once we become a parent ourselves, I feel like we tend to be like, oh they did a s**t job.But in reality it’s f***ing hard.And then you’re like Jesus. Yeah of course. I feel like it was important for me to tell Angelo’s story and belike, it was hard and I wasn’t doing a very good job at the most wild moment of his life probably.

Adele Tells Apple Music Music Was The Most Reliable Friend She Had Growing Up…

I was an only child. And, I was lonely a lot of my childhood, whether it be actually, or just felt it. And, I was just always very available to the way that music made me feel, from a very, very young age. I was lucky that my mum was really into music. And, she was so young when she had me that she was still at that point of being somewhat fanatical about music, or an artist. And, that really rubbed off on me. It was the most reliable friend I’ve ever had in my life. There is a song for every emotion. There was a song for every feeling… and that was just that consistency.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Working With a Small Crew and People Who Make Her Feel Safe…

I worked with a lot fewer people than I normally do. And, it was all with people I knew, other than Flo. The first time I met him, I felt like I’d known him my whole life. And, because he was a north Londoner, we’re the same age and stuff like that, it was just very, very natural. And then, I went back to the UK for the summer and I texted Jonathan and I was like, “I want to work with Flo.” Just me and him in a room. But, he’s also an integral part to my survival emotionally over the last few years. He’s been so careful with me. It was really, really amazing. But, other than that, keeping it with people I knew felt safe to me because I knew I could tell them things and it wouldn’t leave the studio. But, also they’d been through it with me. So, as long as I’m doing things that make me feel safe, then I’m up for doing it. I feel like what I’ve done and the record I’m putting out, when I say dangerous, I don’t mean it’s actually dangerous. But, I go places on it.

Adele Tells Apple Music About The Meaning of Her Song “Can I Get It”…

“Can I Get It”, obviously it’s got this massive pop chorus and stuff-… but the lyrics in the verse that I just love, and that one is about, when I was, oh, okay, I could be open to dating. First of all, LA is not the f***ing place to go dating when you’re Adele, I tell you that. It was like watching my friends, it was all casual sex. And everyone had slept with each other. And I was like, I’m not doing that. I’m not, I’m not, that’s not… I’ve left my marriage to go forward, not to f***ing go backwards. So that’s what that’s about.

Adele Tells Apple Music About Amy Winehouse…

I definitely didn’t take direct influence or inspiration from her, but you know how much Amy means to me. Like ‘Frank’, that record is more important to me than Back To Black is for most other people. It’s the whole reason I picked up a guitar. And it’s one of the most heartbreaking things of being an artist of never, ever being able to hear one of your favorite artist’s voice… at the time again. But I definitely, I can totally see why I remind people of Amy. But that’s nice for me. She’s one of the greatest British artists of all time.



Gibrilville, Is Set to Release a New Dancehall-Flavored Masterpiece Dubbed “Homicide.”



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A true son of Ghanaian soil who recently returned home after years living in the USA, Gibrilville is generating buzz with his eclectic music that has been influenced by a vast array of cultures and lifestyles from all the places he has visited and lived. Not one to forget his roots, you can always expect that delectable taste of the Ghanaian sound and a flourishing afrobeat vibe in his hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall sounds. On the vocal front, Gibrilville has that voice that holds so much effortless power; – so rich, just like his African heritage, and it is little surprise he has been coined as the King of Melodies!

The musical world witnessed what he is capable of delivering with his emotional and soul-stirring performance in “Long Way,” a reggae-inspired masterpiece that has been an ear candy to listeners from all over the world, and especially Africa, due to the powerful liberating message behind those lyrics.

Gibrilville is currently working on his new album, which he is set to release soon and that promises to echo the culture, spirit, lifestyle, and beauty of Africa. Before then, he has a new single dubbed “Homicide” that he is set to release.

A dancehall-inspired masterpiece with that afro-cuban percussion flanked by reggae sensibilities, “Homicide” is set to rock the dance floor in every way. He seriously went rogue on those beats, to the benefit of the listener.

The bouncing wave, backed by his equally floating lyricism like some incarnated Wyclef, over some catchy hooks about how living his life should not be any concern of yours, is seriously going to move any listener and make them want to dance with carefree abandon.

“Homicide” is another sensational addition to his repertoire as he seeks to build one of the most impressive discographies in his eclectic musical genre.

The pre-order link for “Homicide” is now out, and you can get it by following his social handles, particularly his Instagram and website.

This is just the beginning of what is expected to be a trailblazing career for Gibrilville, the new African King!



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Jeff Tuffour reveals one of the believers most powerful secrets on new single; Okura Yen



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Fast-rising Gospel act, Jeff Tuffour reminds us of the motherly affection with which the Heavenly Father cares for his own on this spirit-inspired tune; Okura Yen.

Produced by Makarios Music, the slow tempo 3/4 drum pattern gently massages the intent of the lyrics as attention is solely fixated on the multifaceted workings of God’s grace provision and protection.

You can’t go wrong with this as an early morning reassurance of God’s renewed mercies towards all and sundry! Stream here!

Jeff’s passion for music welled up within him during his early years in church where he served in the choir and other music ventures till the official call and mandate came to bless more lives with his own songs.

Jeff Tuffuor has since his upbringing, marvelled at the mantles operational in the lives of Gospel greats such as; Dr Sonnie Badu , Pas. Derek Wilson, Min. Joe Mettle and Min. Nathaniel Bassey.

He earnestly looks forward to having globally renowned collaborations with the likes of Min Joe Mettle, Pas. Derek Wilson, MOGmusic, Nathaniel Bassey, Akesse Brempong, Travis Greene, Min. Paolo, Min. Phillip Adzale, Min. Elvis Bentil, and other international gospel artistes.

Get interactive with him via his socials and do well to subscribe to his YouTube channel for more edifying contents and songs.

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Ghanaian Rising Star, ZIK Takes Fans On a Journey with Odyssey



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ZIK (formerly known as Izzik) was born to be a hero and he knows it. The Lagos raised Ghanaian talent knew the journey he was about to put his fans on when he decided to name his EP ‘Odyssey’. Similar to the Greek legend, Zik has crafted a potpourri of excitement, danger, bounce and grace with finesse. It’s what the young people call Sauce, and as evident on the first single SDTF, Zik has sauce pouring out of his pores.


‘Odyssey’ opens with the beautiful, powerful and aptly titled ‘Walking Shoes’. This song is a celebration of the beauty of his journey and the growth that comes with it. It opens with profound spoken-word poetry from a woman and slides into soulfulness. It’s not your typical Afrobeats intro but Zik is far from typical. Zik is in a lane of his own. He glides and spills real talk all over the catchy production. On ‘Trips’ is the sexy bounce which allows Zik to dictate the new cool.  Bad Idea is the song for people who stay on their toes 24/7. The sharp guys and girls. It’s an anthem that immediately puts you on high alert. Zik bleeds honesty and tells detractors “Nod my head this thing I don hear. Abeg free me make I dey my lane.” ‘Odyssey’ has 4 songs and clocks in at around 10 minutes, short enough for you to want to replay all day but packed enough to take you on an emotional rollercoaster.

‘Odyssey’ is now available to stream or purchase on all digital music platforms here:

For further updates and information kindly visit the social media pages of ZIK (Twitter:

@izzikofficial , Instagram: @izzikofficial)

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Joshua Ahenkorah out with double single release; Boa Me (Help Me) & Brood Over Me



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As one of the authoritative voices in gospel music from the Obuasi area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Joshua Ahenkorah has blazed the trail with a double single release; Boa Me & Brood Over Me.

As an ever ready worshipper with songs that draw you closer to the throne room, Joshua Ahenkorah is showing no signs of stalling as he’s out with another single “Boa Me”.

Literally translated to mean, “Help Me” the song seeks to attract the attention of God’s Spirit who is also called ‘our helper in times of need’ to come into our situation and calm the raging waters of life bent on overwhelming and drowning us.

Kindly watch Boa Me here:

Let this solemn insertion be your last lifeline to the unseen battles waged at night that no one sees and understands! God Does! Call on Him now!

Furthermore, the case isn’t any different with his latest insertion dubbed, ‘Brood Over Me’ a desperate and genuine hearts cry to God’s Holy Spirit to come have His way in all and sundry who would prayerfully digest this sound.

The live recorded contemporary gospel single is just what you need to create the solemn and divine atmosphere for an encounter with your maker! Soak on!

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Chief One drops new song ‘Toyota’



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Chief One, Ghana’s music lead from the Volta Region has decided to bless his Fans with a new song after ‘copping’ another nomination in this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, the 24th Edition.

He titles this new song “Toyota”, another street anthem, this time targeted at the ladies. He explores the beauty of womanhood with subtly raunchy lyrics. He likens his lady, literally, to an automobile, Toyota. Song was produced by Hairlergbe.

Chief One was announced last week Saturday among other selected acts as this year’s “Best New Artiste”. The budding talent who has worked largely for the past year boasts of an EP and 3 new singles all released within last year that have made some enviable stats and strides on air and off air.

Weeks ago he was nominated in the same category as “Best New Artiste” in the maiden Edition of Ghana Music Awards Europe.

Stream “Toyota” by Chief One here:


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Nii Steppa in “Party Time” mood on new single



Nii Steppa in “Party Time” mood on new single

Done over a hard-hitting in-house production, Nii Steppa’s menacing tone and lyrics echo takes on an all partying song by an enormous wave of ‘Party Time’. Stream or download ‘Party Time’ across all major digital platforms here:

The JN records artist has never been this articulate and imposing. He’s very confident in his approach on the 3-minute party song, showcasing a braggadocio that’s perfect in depicting.

As such, ‘Party Time’ is absolutely gripping, mostly thanks to the above but also how effortless the rapper is in turning this melancholy into a booming street sound. There’s simply some magic in how Steppa goes about the whole song, and we love it.

‘Party Time’ was produced and mixed & mastered by Gigzbeatz.


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