World-renowned, singer-songwriter Phil Collins is a well-accomplished legend is his own right. The 62-year old icon has sold an estimated 150 million records worldwide.
He’s also won numerous awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
With such a long list of accolades, it comes as no surprise that Grammy award-winning singer Adele contacted the former Genesis leader.
A number of media outlets have reported talks of the two collaborating for the singer’s upcoming third studio album, but the claims were only speculative. However, Collins has confirmed that the news is true.
According to Spin Magazine, in an interview with Inside South Florida, Collins shed light on his song-writing collaboration with the 25-year-old soul singer.
“I’ve just started to work with Adele. She contacted me to write together,” he said, according to MTV before going on. “I wasn’t actuality too aware [of her]. I live in a cave [but] she’s achieved an incredible amount and I really love her voice and I love some of that stuff she’s done. So, to me, it’s always an eye-opener [to work with new people]. Educational.”
Although Collins announced his retirement from music in 2011 to direct his focus toward family, he clarified in 2013 that he would still be writing songs. He even revealed that he was considering a full return to the music industry.
According to MTV News UK, earlier this week claims began circulating about a new song attributed to Adele. The song titled “Devil On My Shoulder” was registered with ASCAP some time last month. No further details regarding the song or the new album, have been released. However, in addition to working on her new album, there has also been reports of Adele planning a tour for 2015.
A source close to the “Rolling In The Deep” singer informed The Mirror that the tour is currently in the preliminary stages of planning.
“At the moment the discussions are all about a 2015 tour of the UK and North America at least, possibly a world tour,” the source said. “She has managed to spend a lot of the past two years focusing on being a mother, and wants to continue to do that while releasing and promoting new material.”