While attending the premiere of the musical Tarzan in Germany on December 3, 2013, Phil Collins admitted that he was thinking about making a return to the music scene. The former Genesis front man, god-like drummer and pop-song writing machine hasn’t released an original album since 2002’s Testify. Collins thought his return would consist of touring with Genesis, but it looks like he may hook up the world’s hottest singer, Adele.
Collins, 62, recently let the cat out of the bag. The British duo are writing new songs together, “I’ve just started to work with Adele. I wasn’t actually too aware. I live in a cave, but she’s achieved an incredible amount. I really love her voice. I love some of this stuff she’s done, too.”
It remains to be seen if the new songs will be for Adele’s highly anticipated third album or if Collins has his own project in the works. The public has been waiting for Adele’s next album since her sophomore effort 21 produced the monster hits Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You and Set Fire to the Rain. The trifecta of hits made Adele the first woman in the Hot 100’s 53 year history to place three songs in the top 10 at the same time. She also won six Grammys at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Mr. Collins is no stranger to awards and chart-topping hits both as a solo artist and in the band Genesis. The Against All Odds power singer has seven Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s also sold over 100 million albums world wide and is ranked 22nd on Billboard’s Hot 100 top artists of all time list.
On paper, it certainly sounds like a match made in harmony heaven. Stay tuned to find when and if the pair will actually put out music together.
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