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Friday 23 March 2018

Sara: Pharrell work 'uncomfortable'

Sara Bareilles says working with Pharrell Williams was uncomfortable
Sara Bareilles says working with Pharrell Williams was uncomfortable

Sara Bareilles has admitted her attempted collaboration with Pharrell Williams didn't go to plan.

The piano-playing songstress was exploring a new sound for her second album when she decided to try and work with the hitmaker, and said when she walked in for her recording session, Pharrell was getting a haircut.

"I'm not a very good collaborator and I didn't really know how to do it. I felt really uncomfortable with just the process and so I think that's why we didn't really get anything out of it," Sara said.

"I'm not a great co-writer. I have a lot of respect for people that can do it well, I'm just terrible at it," she continued.

"I don't know. I feel like what comes out of it is always something I feel a sense of detachment to and it sort of makes me feel like, I don't know, unable or unwilling to want to sing it as a part of my normal repertoire."

Asked what would happen to the songs she recorded with Pharrell, she said: "I would love to probably re-approach it instead of using what we ended up with. I'd love to do it again now that it's not such a new experience. I think I have that tendency where my knee-jerk reaction is to sort of clam up and close myself off from doing something I've never done before. And it's totally something I'm trying to let go of. I don't know why I get so, I don't know, nervous? I think I was star-struck, honest."

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