Adele, Damon Albarn Face Off After '25' Writing Sessions Went Sour
Adele recently returned with the first new single "Hello" off of her upcoming album 25, and it's been attracting tons of attention, mostly positive. But one person who is not an Adele fan? Gorillaz' Damon Albarn. Despite the fact he collaborated with the pop singer on the new album, there's now some bad blood between the Britich music juggernauts, and Adele has even said she "regret[s] hanging out with him" among other things.
According to Contact Music, Albarn recently spoke to the UK newspaper The Sun, proclaiming that Adele was "very insecure" and her music "very middle of the road."
"Adele asked me to work with her and I took the time out for her," he said during the interview. "And I'm not a producer, so... I don't know what is happening really. Will she use any of the stuff? I don't think so. Let's wait and see. The thing is, she's very insecure. And she doesn't need to be, she's still so young."
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Adele replied to the Blur frontman's comments. "It ended up being one of those 'don't meet your idol' moments," she said of working with Albarn. "And 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."
"None of it was right," she added. "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?"
25 is due out on Nov. 20 and features contributions from Danger Mouse, Max Martin, and Tobias Jesso Jr., among others. Adele had also recently worked with Sia, but said none of their tracks together will appear on the album, including "Alive," which will instead appear on Sia's own upcoming LP, This Is Acting.