The band’s frontman Ryan Tedder said on Saturday (September 28) that the pop queens sing on a forthcoming OneRepublic track and are joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano. He added that his band’s next album will be out in 2020.
But a representative for Tedder told CNN today (September 30) that Tedder was joking about the collaboration.
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The ‘Counting Stars’ singer appeared to let the news slip prematurely in a video interview filmed backstage at Global Citizen festival 2019. Tedder was talking to a reporter about his band’s new album, which is slated for release in 2020, before suddenly announcing that Beyoncé, Adele and Martin all feature on a song together.
“I don’t wanna talk….” Tedder is heard saying at the end before the footage cuts out.
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Confirming the joke on Instagram, Tedder wrote: “Me, utilizing ‘sarcasm’, ‘kidding’ and a ‘joke’ simultaneously. Ya, we have one song featuring Beyonce, Adele and Chris Martin, but I don’t wanna talk about it or give too much away.”
That said, Tedder is still up for making it happen.
“All that said, wouldn’t that be a [fire emoji] collab? I’d stream it,” he wrote.
The song would be the first time that Beyoncé and Adele that have appeared on a track together. Of course, for now it remains a dream collaboration.
Adele’s fourth album is expected to arrive in time for Christmas – read a summary of the rumours and what we know here.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé has unveiled a new documentary on the making of her ‘Lion King’-inspired album and Coldplay have been announced to play 10-hour charity show in 2020 for Global Citizen alongside Billie Eilish and Metallica.