Adele Says She Regrets Hanging Out With Damon Albarn
Adele will release her much-ballyhooed third album, 25, later this month, and for the LP, she worked with the likes of Danger Mouse, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Damon Albarn. However, the latter partnership didn’t pan out, and now, the English powerhouse says she regrets meeting the Blur frontman.
Albarn first revealed he spent studio time with Adele last month, but described her new material “middle of the road” and called the singer “very insecure.”
“Adele asked me to work with her and I took the time out for her,” he told the Sun (via Spin). “And I’m not a producer, so… I don’t know what is happening really. Will she use any of the stuff? I don’t think so. Let’s wait and see. The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young.”
Adele has responded to those remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone:
None of it was right. None of it suited my record. He said I was insecure, when I’m the least insecure person I know. I was asking his opinion about my fears, about coming abck with a child involved -- because he has a child -- and then he calls me insecure?
The whole experience apparently shattered the hero worship Adele had built up for Albarn since childhood.
“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” she said. “And 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.”
Adele will drop 25 on Nov. 20 via XL, a follow-up to 2011’s 21. Blur released The Magic Whip, their first album in more than a decade, earlier this year.