Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Grammy award winner opened up about what it was like going through a divorce, raising her son, Angelo, and the death of her father.

On recording her new album, Adele learnt to be less of a "control freak". She admitted to beginning her time in the recording studio with "a six hour therapy session" with North London producer Inflo.

"He really taught me to chill out," she explained.

The duo went through some of the singer's favourite albums from The Carpenters, Al Greene and Marvin Gaye. They noted the imperfections were what made them perfect.

"He was like, ‘If you really listen, this is a mess. If you really listen, people are playing the wrong notes. They’re coming in at the wrong time. It’s all about the energy and the atmosphere that that creates. Why would you want anyone to do another take if you’ve just got the most perfect take that there is?’ "

The singer was candid about her divorce, which left her going through "an intense few weeks of bed-bound anxiety".

Then, she turned a corner on the day of her 31st birthday, stating that she "felt quite hopeful".

"I was not excited, but I was looking forward to the next day."

In the interview, Adele also talks about her son, Angelo, and how the upcoming album is meant for him to understand who she is. "He needs to know everyone goes through it".

Talking about her father's death, she recalled having her final conversation with him. After her parents split up, her father turned to alcoholism and wasn't present for much of her life. She noted, however, that she was ready to forgive him. "It was like I let out one wail and something left. I’ve felt so calm ever since then. It really did set little me free."

She finished the interview by noting that she was now in "the most incredible, openhearted, and easiest” relationship she’s ever been in, with US sports agent Rich Paul.

Adele's new album "30" is releasing on November 19.