Adele “regrets” working with Damon Albarn

“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol moments”

by Anna Lewis |
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Adele has said she “regrets” working with Damon Albarn after they attempted to collaborate on her upcoming album, 25.

The Blur frontman revealed that the pair had been working together back in September but said the sessions had not been a success. He revealed 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 said that the record would sound “middle of the road”, and added: “The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young.”

Adele opened up about her experience with Damon for Rolling Stone magazine.


She said: “It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments. 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.”

The singer added that the pair didn’t finish a single song while working together: “None of it was right. None of it suited my record.”

She took particular offence from him describing her as “insecure”, claiming that she was simply asking his advice about surviving in the music industry after parenthood.

“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?”

Not cool, Damon. Not cool.

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