There's one thing you can always say about Adele, she says what she means, and she means what she says - particularly when it comes to Blur frontage Damon Albarn.
Speaking in her interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, the 27-year-old multi-Grammy-award-winning singer had this to say of her experience: "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. None of it was right. None of it suited my record."
As for the comments Albarn made regarding Adele being insecure, she said: “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?”
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) November 3, 2015
At least Albarn is aware things didn't exactly go well. During an interview last September, he noted: "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." And then he stuck the oar in: "The thing is, she's very insecure. And she doesn't need to be, she’s still so young." He also said he feared her album would be "middle of the road."
Hey, if she does middle of the road well, then why not? Sometimes knowing what you're good at is better than being experimental just for experimentation's sake.
25 will be released on 20 November. One can assume it'll sell a few more copies than Everyday Robots.
Via The Guardian