Adele on Streaming: 'It Probably Is the Future, But Eh'

Alasdair McLellan
Adele photographed in 2015.

As anyone who tried to stream 25 is already well aware, Adele isn't Spotify's biggest fan.

"It probably is the future, but, eh," she told Rolling Stone about her streaming thoughts. "There are kids I know who are, like, nine who don't even know what a f--king CD is! I've got my CDs out on display in my house just to prove a point. Maybe CDs will have a massive comeback like vinyl did. Actually I think cassettes, just to be a pain in the ass! [Laughs] I've got all my Destiny's Child cassettes!" 

First of all, amazing that she's holding on to The Writing's On The Wall. Second, if anyone is going to give CDs a comeback, it's her. 25 has already sold 4 million copies (both digital and physical) in just a little over a week.

Adele's '25' Sales Rise to Over 4 Million in U.S.

Elsewhere in the outtakes from her Rolling Stone story, she shares that she has no issue with Phil Collins, who was apparently disappointed he didn't get to write with her for 25 after she initially approached him. "I met up with him and he was so nice," she says. "He's such a genius. But I met up with him in London super-early, like well before I was starting the record. And I had this song in mind and I can't remember if I gave him a copy of the song or if I gave him a chorus or something, and then I just chickened out of everything. I went, 'Oh, I'm not ready.' And he called me a slippery fish [laughs]! I think he interpreted it that I decided I didn't want to work with him, but actually I decided I didn't want to write a record, period, at that point. But yeah, there's no bad blood there, or certainly not on my half."

Read more Adele musings here. 


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