You have to be very leery about musicians who always write music about their failed relationships.
There are reasons those relationships fail.
Just think about some of the songs Adele has written over the years and why.
The first single released from 19 was “Chasing Pavements”, which Adele wrote in collaboration with Eg White. “Chasing Pavements” was inspired by an incident Adele had with a former boyfriend of six months. After learning he had cheated on her, she went to the bar he was at and punched him in the face. After being thrown out, Adele walked down the street alone and thought to herself, “What is it you’re chasing? You’re chasing an empty pavement.”
Adele began writing 21 in April 2009, when still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. Looking to deviate from the brooding sound of her first album, she had intended to compose a more upbeat and contemporary follow-up. However, studio sessions ended prematurely due to a lack of inspiration. She resumed production immediately after the breakdown of her relationship, channeling her heartbreak and depression into her songs.
Adele had written “Take It All” during a difficult moment in her 18-month relationship, which ended shortly after she first played this song for her boyfriend. Heartbroken but musically stimulated, Adele channeled her rush of emotions into her music, crafting songs that examined her failed relationship from the perspectives of vengeful ex-lover, heartbroken victim, and nostalgic old flame.
That is not normal, even if it did produce some beautiful music. Her latest album, “30” was all about her divorce, just not healthy stuff.
Now, things seem to be headed down the wrong path with Rich Paul.
Sources told Page Six that the singer was “shouting and sobbing” on the phone to Rich Paul, her sports agent boyfriend of six months, during rehearsals.
“Adele’s been crying and couldn’t get through a single full rehearsal for the past month,” said a source linked to the management team at Caesars Palace, where the shows were to take place. “Just constantly on the phone with Rich … loudly shouting and sobbing.
“She has barely rehearsed because she is constantly in the middle of an emotional shootout.”
Scott Roeben, the Las Vegas-based journalist for Casino.org who broke the news of the star’s residency, told Page Six that Vegas insiders are now worried that Adele will cancel the concerts for good.
“There are rumblings that there are stresses related to Adele’s relationship. I’m told that these stresses caused her to be in a place where she was just not confident moving forward,” he said. “You can’t focus if you’re not where you need to be in your head.”
Adele has postponed her Las Vegas residency and left many people who worked on holding the bag.
Rich Paul has his own issues trying to get Ben Simmons out of Philly, so the added stress likely isn’t helping.
Flip the page for her crying about having to cancel the shows for now. She looks like she is having a mental breakdown.