If you’re like me, then you miss Amy Winehouse as an artist and musician nearly every day. No matter how many times you try listening to Back to Black on a bad day, there’s still that sadness you can’t shake because she won’t ever write or perform new music again. It turns out, another of our all time favorite vocalists feels the same way. Adele, at a sold out show in Boston, revealed that her career wouldn’t be what it is (or in existence at all, probably) without the influence of Winehouse’s success and it was captured by an astute fan in the audience.
Now, it’s not as Winehouse came across Adele singing in a subway and urged her to follow her musical passions. This isn’t a Sandra Bullock movie. However, Adele’s explanation as to why she owes so much to Amy is still heartwarming and sweet though. As she tells it,
“I feel like I owe 90 percent of my career to [Winehouse]. Because of her, I picked up a guitar and because of her, I wrote my own songs. The songs I got signed on were the songs that I wrote completely on my own – if it wasn’t for her, that wouldn’t have happened.
“I used to see her on TV or in magazine shoots with a pink electric guitar and I used to think she was the coolest motherfucker on the face of the Earth. I’m obviously completely happy with all the music that she left behind because it’s all genius. But every day I wish I could hear a new song from her.”
Adele then sang her cover of Bob Dylan “Make You Feel My Love” in honor of Winehouse. It would have been her birthday on Wednesday, the day of the show, and the sentiments definitely resonate not just for all of Amy’s fans but for all of Adele’s fans as well. Without Winehouse’s inspiration and success we wouldn’t have Adele Super Bowl rumors or Chandler Parsons acting a fool about her music. A true loss.