Actually, she was, growing up, but when Adele got the chance to work with the Blur frontman in the studio, her hopes of producing material for "25" with him "ended up being one of those ‘don't meet your idol' moments."
Coming from her hit album "21," Adele felt the pressure to ensure that her new album would be able to live up to expectations. This is the reason why making "25" took a while. Of course, she also took time off from the spotlight when her son Angelo was born (he's now three years old!), but a lot of the delay in releasing her new album was due to the fact that Adele simply wanted to ensure she had the right material.
And as if looking for songs that fit wasn't hard enough, Adele also had to deal with a few hiccups, like butting heads with Blur's Damon Albarn.
"He said I was insecure. I was asking his opinion about my fears, about coming back with a child involved -- because he has a child -- and then he calls me insecure?"
Albarn had taken to taken to the press after his brief stint with Adele (so brief they weren't able to finish one song together), not only calling her insecure but that her music is also "middle of the road."
Professionally, the experience might be deemed frustrating but Adele, or at least her teenage self, is very sad because she was a big fan of Blur growing up.
Albarn's work isn't the only thing to not make it to "25," however. With Adele so ruthless in quality control, she has roughly enough outtakes to complete a full album.
However, aside from finding the perfect songs, Adele is also concerned that she might get a different response now that she's in a brighter place in her love life. A lot of people were able to connect with "21" because the album oozed heartbreak, after all.
"Will my fans be disappointed ... that I can't fix their broken hearts with a song?"
No, Adele. You can never disappoint.