Adele helped by Damon Albarn
This article is from 2014.
Adele has turned to Blur frontman Damon Albarn for help with her new album, which is now expected to be released next spring.
Adele has turned to Damon Albarn for help with her new album.
The 'Skyfall' hitmaker met with the Blur frontman at his west London recording studio earlier this week in the hope he will collaborate with her on her much-anticipated comeback record - which was expected to be released this month - as she isn't happy with the material she has so far.
A source said: "Damon and Adele had a chat about her new album and they could work together in future.
"He has produced and written brilliant pop songs for Gorillaz and slower material for acts such as Bobby Womack. He has advice to give from 25 years in the business.
It seems Damon isn't the only person Adele is planning to work with.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Adele's exploring loads of different avenues for the music and isn't rushing anything but the album will be released next year."
The 26-year-old star - who has son Angelo, two, with boyfriend Simon Konecki - tweeted earlier this year that the album, the follow-up to 2011's '21', would be released later in 2014, but it is now expected to hit stores in spring 2015.
She has already worked with a number of songwriters and producers, including Ryan Tedder, Diane Warren, James Ford and Paul Epworth.
'In the Air Tonight' hitmaker Phil Collins recently revealed he had also worked on the album but was later told his contribution had been dropped.