Jason Merritt, Getty Earlier this year, Adele won an Academy Award for her…
- Posted on Nov 8th 2010 1:00PM by Dan Reilly
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The album's bluesy, anthemic first single, 'Rolling in the Deep,' showcases Adele's attitude towards her ex and how she's hoping to get a bit of "revenge" with her success. "I was angry!" she tells Spinner. "I was really, really angry with with my personal life up to about a year ago. I've grown up a little as well, and I like to think I've blossomed into who I'm going to become. I'm not really willing to be walked all over like I was with the relationship that the first record is about. I have the upper hand now, so yeah, the whole record is a bit bitter."
Due in January in the UK and in February in the States, '21' was produced in part with Rick Rubin. As Adele reveals, the legendary producer said he wants to follow up her Grammy win for best new artist with a trophy for the top album of the year. With a grown-up sound and a newfound aggressiveness, we're betting that Adele could wind up making that dream a reality. To hear more about the album, her work with Rubin and how she's handling her fame, check out our exclusive video interview with Adele below.