Adele regrets working with Damon Albarn: ‘It was one of those don’t meet your idol moments’

Blur frontman previously described the singer as 'insecure' and her new music as 'middle of the road'

Adele has discussed her ill-fated collaboration with Blur frontman Damon Albarn, saying that she “regrets” attempting to work with one of her musical idols.

In September, Albarn confirmed that he had worked with Adele for her upcoming album but doubted that the material would ever be used.

Albarn told The Sun 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”


He added: “The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young”. Albarn also described her new music as “middle of the road”.

“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” Adele has told Rolling Stone of the sessions. “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,” she added.

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Adele also revealed that the pair didn’t finish a single song while working together: “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 back with a child involved — because he has a child — and then he calls me insecure?”

Adele also discussed how Madonna’s 1998 album ‘Ray of Light’ was an inspiration for her new album.”That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best,” the singer said.

“I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that. I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, ‘Ray of Light’.'”


Adele’s new album ’25’ is her long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s ’21’. It will be released on November 20.

The singer has already revealed its lead single ‘Hello’, which recently became the first song to be downloaded one million times in a week in the US.

The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘River Lea’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’
‘Sweetest Devotion’

SEE MORE: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To Adele’s New Single ‘Hello’ – 5 Things We Learned

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