Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Adele stuns on the March Issue of Vogue. Promiently featured is her tattoo of her son's name, Angel. Inside, the singer talks about the huge success of 25, balancing fame with motherhood, and what Spice Girl she connects with most.
The author of the feature, Hamish Bowles, writes about how Adele intially struggled to figure out what was on her heart this go around and what she wanted 25 to be about.
"In her euphoric new mood, Adele looked to Ray of Light, her favorite Madonna record and one inspired by motherhood, and to Moby's Play, with its powerful gospel samplings. But her new material didn't make sense to her. 'I just didn't really know what I was going on about,' she remembers. 'How could I ever try and fool anyone by putting the record out and expect them to get it if I didn't get it? It seemed a bit lazy.'"
But eventually, Adele found her jive.
"The breakthrough came when she turned her scorching light on herself, reflecting on the seismic changes in her life and looking back, with aching poignancy, to the responsibility-free days of her adolescence. And one of the best-selling albums of all time was created.
Beginning the European leg of her tour February 29, Adele is also set to perform an intimate pre-Grammy concert this Sunday.