Over the past few years, Pharrell Williams and Adele have individually dominated the radio, topped Billboard charts, and swiped an obscene amount of Grammys. Now, it looks like they’re gunning to do all that together.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest at Cannes Lions, The Neptunes producer let slip that he’s been working with Adele on the follow-up to her 2011 crossover hit album, 21. Williams celled her a “masterful writer,” but admitted the sessions have been fairly sporadic as she focuses on spending time with her 2-year-old son.
“She’s kinda like, ‘OK guys, I’m gonna open my diary for 20 minutes’,” Williams said. “So it’s like, OK, you have 20 minutes, or 32 minutes really. Then she gives it to you and closes it up and disappears, and she’s off with her beautiful boy – and that’s what it’s all about.”
Adele’s third album, 25, was originally scheduled for earlier this year, but is still speculated to hit shelves before 2016. Maybe that’s enough time for her to give Phil Collins a callback?