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Sara: Pharrell work '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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