Adele: I regret working with Damon Albarn


The singer says writing sessions with the Blur frontman failed to produce a single song and were a case of ‘don’t meet your idols’

Adele has said she “regrets” working with Damon Albarn, after the pair had attempted to collaborate on her forthcoming album, 25.

Albarn revealed that the pair had been working together back in September but that the sessions had not been a success. He said at the time: “Adele asked me to work with her and I took the time out for her... Will she use any of the stuff? I don’t think so.”

Albarn added that the record would sound “middle of the road” and added: “The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young”.

When asked about the sessions, Adele told Rolling Stone: “It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments. The saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”

The singer added that the pair didn’t finish a single song while working together: “None of it was right. None of it suited my record.”

She took particular issue with his description of her as “insecure”, claiming that she was simply asking him advice about surviving in the music industry after parenthood. She said: “I’m the least-insecure person I know. I was asking his opinion about my fears, about coming back with a child involved – because he has a child – and then he calls me insecure?”

Earlier this week, Adele made chart history when her comeback single Hello became the first song to be downloaded one million times in a week in the US. 25 will be released on 20 November.

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