On the final track of Adele's "25" — released Friday — the British songstress sings she's finally found "the one that I belong to."
And Elysa Gardner wrote for USA Today "that one" is Angelo, her son.
"That's my son," Adele told USA Today of her third album's finale, "Sweetest Devotion." "The song is all about my kid. The way I've described it is that something much bigger has happened in my life. I love that my life is now about someone else."
In "Sweetest Devotion," Adele goes on to belt "I'll be whatever you want me to be," Michael Hann noted for The Guardian. The track makes "25" conclude with happiness after the denser themes that precede it.
Adele's ode to Angelo isn't the first time as of late she's discussed how becoming a mother influenced her life; I reported Nov. 4 on Adele telling Rolling Stone she may have never returned to the recording studio without the changes Angelo brought.
"He's a little angel," Mashable quoted Adele as saying then. "All the things I really like about myself, he brings out in me, and he's the only person that tells me no. He completely rules me. He's the boss of me, and it's so funny for other people to watch, because I'm the boss of everything in my work life."
Nolan Feeney wrote for Time Adele isn't the only pop star to write a song about being a parent: Both Beyonce's "Blue" and Britney Spears' "My Baby" document their experiences as mothers.
Adele might be "joining the club," and for her, Angelo has shaped all aspects of her future, according to Time.
"My whole life, even this comeback — because that's what it is — is built around my kid," Time quoted her as saying. "One of the scariest things about my new album is that, for the first time in my life, I'm looking into the future, into the next 20 years. Before it was all about what you'd do on Friday, plans for the weekend."
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