For Volume's second issue, put out in 2007, we published a feature on a budding female solo artist, Adele, who was finalising her debut album. 19 was released a few months later in January 2008 to receive critical acclaim and be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. A year later Adele won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Adele spoke to Volume editor Kate Abbott. The portrait above was taken by Tom Beard.