Adele confirms that Tyler The Creator and Skepta will make unexpected appearances on her next album.
A fresh Adele profile was published in British Vogue yesterday. According to the feature, while Adele collaborated on the record with people like Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and Ludwig Göransson, there are no featured performers on the album. “It’s not that I don’t want to,” Adele explained. It’s not a calculated move. For some reason, it’s never felt right.”
However, it appears that several noteworthy non-Adele voices will still appear on the album. A different Adele profile was published in yesterday’s issue of Vogue in the United States, and in it, Adele mentions that Tyler The Creator and Skepta will appear on the album, but not as featured artists.
The piece describes Adele listening to a new song, about which she says, “The next song is the one I wrote when I went to the studio the day after Angelo [Adele’s son] said, ‘I can’t see you.'” It goes on to say that the song has vocals from Tyler and Skepta. “I thought it could be a nice touch, considering as everyone’s been at my door for the previous ten years, as a fan, to be like, ‘Would you like to come in?'” Adele explained.
Skepta’s participation is especially important because he and Adele were supposed to be dating around this time last year. However, shortly after those reports circulated, Adele appeared to answer them by referring to herself as a “(single) cat woman.”
The feature characterizes the song’s sound as “a certain combination of ingredients — hot ’70s groove, heavy strings, darker words — immediately calls to mind Marvin Gaye.” “What’s Going On was a’very big reference’ on the album, turns out,” it continues.