Jan. 26 (UPI) -- British musician Phil Collins said he's writing music with fellow Brit Adele.
"I've just started to work with Adele," he told Inside South Florida. "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 wasn't clear if the new material had anything to do with a long-awaited followup to Adele's Grammy-winning "21."
The move is perhaps a surprising one for Collins, who hasn't toured since 2007 in a reunion with Genesis. Nerve damage he sustained after the tour made it difficult for him to play the drums.
"I don't want to get caught up in that rock & roll promotion thing," he said in 2012. "And I have young children, so I don't feel the drive to go out there and compete."
Collins' last album was in 2010, a Motown covers album called "Going Back."
[Inside South Florida]