Tuesday, November 24, 2015

VIDEO: Adele guests and performs on The Tonight Show

Adele was a featured guest and performer on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

The UK singer joined the host for an interview segment and played “Box Of Lies” – a regular game/feature on the show – before performing “Water Under The Bridge” from “25.”

Adele revealed that her first attempt at her third album was not met with positive vibes during a preview meeting with her manager and legendary producer Rick Rubin.

“They just weren’t feeling it,” explained Adele. “Rick said ‘I don’t believe you.’ He wasn’t being mean. He was like, ‘if you want to put this out you can put it out but I don’t believe you.’ And he was a huge part to do with my second album, ’21.’

“I didn’t love the record. It was songs, not the record. It was just some songs I was writing for this record.”

Asked by Fallon if she rewrote or scrapped the songs they three weren’t thrilled with, Adele said “No, they’re away, they’re hiding; they’ve been banished. They’re not allowed. They weren’t good enough.”

Produced by Greg Kurstin, “25” was launched with the lead single “Hello”, which became an instant worldwide smash.

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