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0Quotables: Adele Weighs in on Amy Winehouse

A photo of Adele

“not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try. if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say fuck off. it came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. we believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing. i don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming. although im incredibly sad about Amy passing im also reminded of how immensely proud of her i am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise.”

- A little blog entry that Adele did for Amy Winehouse.

There are a lot of feelings about Amy’s death out in the world, huh? I’ve never really listed to her music myself, like at all – I’ve probably never even heard “Rehab” all the way through – but if people as magical as Adele are mourning her and her talent so hard, then that’s obviously a mistake on my part.

“Amy flies in paradise.” That really is a beautiful sentiment.

July 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Adele, Amy Winehouse

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