Damon Albarn Says Adele Feud is 'Not Even True'

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Damon Albarn Photographed by Chris Floyd on March 21, 2014 in London.

In September, Damon Albarn told The Sun he'd worked on Adele's new album, 25, but was pretty sure none of his contributions would wind up being used and described her songs as "very middle of the road." Later Adele addressed the comments, saying their sessions together were a disappointment. 

Now, in an interview with Time Out London, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman said the whole supposed beef that developed was overblown. 

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"It's not even true," Albarn said of any feud with Adele. "It's amazing how people will run with stuff that has no credence whatsoever and turn it into something and then watch the reaction."

Albarn also said in the interview he is baffled by the Internet and told an anecdote about reading his own interview on the Guardian website and was confused initially when thought the below-the-line comments were part of the article. "People were not kind; it was… enlightening," he said. 

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Originally, Albarn had told The Sun, "Adele asked me to work with her and I took the time out for her. 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."

Following, Adele told Rolling Stone, "It ended up being one of those 'don't meet your idol' moments. 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."


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