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Gary Barlow duetting with James Corden on new solo album

Amy Johnson
·2-min read
Gary Barlow and James Corden have teamed up for a new track. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)
Gary Barlow and James Corden have teamed up for a new track. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)

Gary Barlow has called upon a few of his famous pals to collaborate for his upcoming solo album - including James Corden.

The Take That star and the chat show host are putting their vocals together for 'The Kind of Friend I Need' a song on Barlow's first album in seven years, Music Played By Humans.

Indicating he'd been tapping into Corden's comedic talents, Barlow told The Sun the track “was just fun from the beginning. It’s a warm, good-humoured, funny song that really celebrates British humour — in a Northern way.”

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The Gavin and Stacey star isn't the only famous face featuring on the album as the record will also see Barlow collaborate with Alesha Dixon, Michael Bublé and Beverley Knight.

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Gary Barlow attends "The Adventures Of Paddington" UK Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel on February 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Gary Barlow attends "The Adventures Of Paddington" UK Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel on February 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Bublé joins the singer on 'Elita' alongside Colombian star Sebastián Yatra, with the track out now. The album is set for release on 27 November.

The 2014 documentary When Corden Met Barlow saw the pair in a singalong together, a precursor to the 'Carpool Karaoke' segment on The Late Late Show.

The pair also came together to perform Take That's Pray for Gary Barlow and Friends at the Manchester Apollo, with the performance televised in 2013.

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald of 'Take That' featuring Robbie Williams during the Comparethemarket.com debuts 'Meerkat Music' with British pop icons Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald of 'Take That' featuring Robbie Williams on Friday 29 May, 2020, at 20:00.(Photo by Meerkat Music via Getty Images)
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald of 'Take That' featuring Robbie Williams during the Comparethemarket.com debuts 'Meerkat Music' with British pop icons Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald of 'Take That' featuring Robbie Williams on Friday 29 May, 2020, at 20:00.(Photo by Meerkat Music via Getty Images)

Take That reunited in May for a one-off remote special to raise money for charity.

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Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen performed some of their hits from their homes alongside former member Robbie Williams.

Original member Jason Orange, who stepped away from the limelight and the group in 2014, was not part of the reunion.

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