Adele on Damon Albarn: “I regret hanging out with him”

Adele is all the rage in the music world right now, and for good reason too. Her long-awaited third album 25 is just around the corner, and her phenomenal, soaring new single Hello shot straight to the top spot on the charts after being released, knocking Bieber, The Weeknd, Drake and everyone else way out of the water. It’s since broken all kinds of records, including debuting at no. 1 on the Aussie ARIA charts, smashing through nearly 28 million views on Vevo in just 24 hours, going on to topple more than 100 million in five days.

In a new in-depth cover story with Rolling Stone, she tells all about her experiences and the journey of creating her new album, her influences, musical preferences, family life and more.

Interestingly, she speaks of working with Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz fame. Now, Albarn has a temperamental reputation at best, but you’d hope that his real-life personality, especially around other musicians, might not be as fiery as the media suggests. Not so, says Adele, who admitted to regretting spending time with the man.

The news came as she discussed the many incredible collaborations that took her through the creation of 25. Working with production and writing heavyweights Rick Rubin and Max Martin, alongside artist collabs with Bruno Mars, Tobias Jesso Jr. and more – btu while these were challenging and rewarding times, her experience with Albarn was now. As Rolling Stone point out, Albarn firstly told the press that Adele was “insecure”, and that she was writing “middle of the road” music.

“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” she told the publication. “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.” They didn’t finish a single song. “No! None of it was right. 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 comes out on November 20.

Source: Rolling Stone