The singer is alleged to have not replied to Collins' interest in a collaboration
In January, the former Genesis drummer confirmed that he was working with the singer, saying at the time: “I’ve just started to work with Adele. She contacted me to write together. I wasn’t actually too aware [of her]. I live in a cave [but] she’s achieved an incredible amount and I really love her voice and I love some of that stuff she’s done. So, to me, it’s always an eye-opener. Educational.”
Now, however, it looks unlikely that a collaboration with materialise after Collins claimed that the singer failed to respond to his messages.
“She got hold of me and asked if I would write with her. She gave me a piece of music to finish and at first I didn’t know if I’d failed the audition as I didn’t hear back from her,” he told Q magazine.
“She said, ‘No, no, I’m moving house and the baby’s taking up a lot of my time, I’m not actually doing anything at the moment.’ And now I’ve heard there’s a [new album] coming out. I’m not on it, I know that.”
“She’s a slippery little fish is Adele,” Collins added.
Adele’s label XL were forced to deny rumours that she’s set to release a new record. Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group of which Adele’s label XL Recordings is a member, stated that there was “no truth” in a rumour that Adele would release a new album and tour the world in 2015.
The singer’s new album is expected to be called ’25’, following on from previous efforts ’19’ and ’21’. In May, she posted a picture in which she said she would “see” 25 “later in the year”.
OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has also claimed that he was working on a new Adele album, while rapper Wiz Khalifa said that a collaboration he recorded with the singer for his next album had been scrapped too.