It's not easy to keep mum when working with a Grammy Award-winning artist and Guinness World Record holder and Greg Kurstin can definitely attest to that. Kurstin, the record producer of Adele's newest album to be released on Nov. 20 titled "25," had to keep the information from leaking out for a full year and he said it was not easy feat.
After another record-breaking feat of receiving 27.7 million views in one day when Adele's music video for "Hello," the first song of her album "25," was released, Kurstin can finally express his excitement over working with the songstress.
"I just worked with Adele!," Kurstin wanted to scream out loud when he started working with Adele on the album and he can finally declare it now that it's no longer a secret. Kurstin worked with Adele on three songs, including the recently released "Hello" and he has nothing but admiration for the singer. "She's just cool, and then she gets on the microphone and of course blows your mind," he said.
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The songwriter and producer confessed that he was nervous and pressured about producing "25" since Adele's previous album, "21," is a tough act to follow. "21" won Adele six Grammies, sold 30 million copies worldwide, and was awarded a Diamond Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), not to mention it was the album that gave her worldwide recognition before her hiatus.
However, Kurstin's concerns were assuaged as soon as he began working with Adele. "You can immediately relate to her and connect with her," he said. He also explained that he and Adele shared a vision for the album. "We wanted to do something that was very honest about where she was at right now, and she wanted to do something that was real and believable," he explained.
On Oct. 21, Adele posted a letter on her Twitter account with her version of the album's concept. "25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising. And I'm sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened" she wrote.
— Adele (@Adele) October 21, 2015