Damon Albarn, despite sweating it out as he joined forces to deliver five tracks on Adele’s much-awaited third album, somehow marched his way to a different beat of the drum as he gave his analysis on the overall project.
In an interview with The Sun via Consequence of Sound, the 47-year-old Blur/Gorillaz frontman brought to light that he wasn’t really convinced when he was given the chance to hear some of the polished material.
The Brit-pop 90s icon offhandedly brushed aside even the music done by his friend Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse saying “it’s very middle of the road”. Albarn may perhaps have a sweet spot for something tuneful, and yet does not avoid extremes. The singer explained that he was asked by the “Rolling in the Deep” artist to work with her despite the fact that he wasn’t a producer. He further added that she has no clue if his work will make it to the album.
“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,” said Albarn.
According to The Guardian, the follow-up opus to 2011’s 21 will finally make its way to the market in November which will be released under Adele’s own label, XL Recordings. The aforementioned Danger Mouse put in a single. Other artists who were part of the album’s conception were Swedish pop guru Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.
However, a fellow countryman was more assured of the long-awaited album from the soulful pop-crooner, Ed Sheeran as quoted by Capital FM said that, “I haven’t heard [Adele’s album], but everyone I know who’ve worked on it is just like, ‘Dude… that record!’ Apparently, it’s really good.”
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