Exclusive: Adele aimed to "surprise" with Tedder song
OneRepublic frontman Tedder - who has become known for crafting bombastic pop/R&B ballads after helming Leona Lewis's 'Bleeding Love', Jordin Sparks's 'Battlefield' and Beyoncé's 'Halo' - co-wrote two songs from Adele's upcoming 21 LP, also producing one of them - the album's second track, 'Rumor Has It'.
"You can really tell when you hear a Ryan Tedder song, which I liked, but I wanted to come out with something that would surprise everyone when it was us two put together, so we came out with this sort of bluesy-pop stomping song really," Adele said of the track.
The singer - whose new single 'Rolling In The Deep' is currently on course to top Sunday's singles chart - also admitted that the song's subject matter differs from what many listeners may presume.
"People might think it's about blogs and magazines and papers, but it's not. It's about my own friends believing stuff that they hear about me, which is pretty mortifying really," she said.
Press play below to watch Adele's full commentary on 'Rumor Has It' - and check back on DS tomorrow to hear her discuss 'Turning Tables', the third track from her upcoming album.