The Cure team up with Ashlee Simpson

Robert Smith works with pop star

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has teamed up with singer Ashlee Simpson for a collaboration on her new album.

The as-yet-untitled album is the follow up to 2005’s ’I Am Me’.

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz denied any involvement in putting the unusual pair together, even though both of them are his personal friends.

He said: “I doubt I had anything to do with it, ‘cause they were friends since she was performing in ’Chicago’. But I definitely only have good things to say about Ash – I think the collaboration could be great.”

Simpson is also known to be working with Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley, Chad Hugo from The Neptunes and John Legend, reports EW.