The Voice UK 2013: Will.i.am to collaborate with Tyler James on his new album!

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It’s been revealed today that The Voice UK mentor Will.i.am is to collaborate with singer Tyler James on his forthcoming album.

The pair did in fact previously work together for Tyler’s debut album – which he released following the end of The Voice’s first series on BBC1 last year – however in the end, Tyler ditched Will’s contribution.

But it seems there are no hard feelings, and while speaking to Metro about his new album, Tyler said of former mentor Will, “We’re going to do something together for my next record…

“We text and email all the time, I’m really excited about it. He’s been a massive support.”

But harking back to Will and Tyler working together last year, at the time, the Daily Star reported, “Tyler James has dropped Will.i.am from new tyler-james1album A Place I Go.”

Of that, Tyler remarked, “Will doesn’t feature on the album but it wasn’t a conscious decision to leave him off.

“We worked on three songs but they just weren’t right for the end result.

“Will was still a massive part of the album and I’d ask his opinion on all the songs.”

The Voice of course returns to the BBC later this year for its second outing, and during his interview with Metro, Tyler – who was of course tragic Amy Winehouse’s best friend – added that taking part in the first series changed his life.

He said, “To hear my tunes on Radio One was so overwhelming…

“I didn’t think I would make it as I almost collapsed with nerves before going on the first audition of The Voice.

“The producers had to convince me not to back out.”

I loved Tyler on The Voice – did you? Here’s a reminder of his gorgeous rendition of Higher Love…

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