Calvin Harris: 'I lied about losing new album at Heathrow'

Singer says he needed more time to work on the album

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Calvin Harris has admitted that he lied about losing the master tapes of his new album at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 last year.

The singer revealed that he made up the fib last April in order to buy himself some more time to finish recording the LP.

"The first tactic of delaying the album was pretending that I lost it at Heathrow. That one worked pretty well," Harris told Popjustice.com.

The 'Dance Wiv Me' solo artist/producer said the idea was concocted by him and his sound engineer.

"I should make it clear that they did in fact lose our bags – that is fact," he explained. "But it was not true that the album was in them. I would never check a hard drive in luggage. So the thing about Heathrow wasn't so much a lie, as…well…an untruth."

Last April a spokesperson for Harris said the singer had been offered £750 by way of compensation for his lost bag.

"He has lost the only copy of the new album," the spokesperson said at the time. "It is a big cause for concern – months of work have gone into that."

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