Fresh off his Duran Duran support slot at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this month (Oct15), Patterson is working with another British pop icon.

John shared an Instagram photo of himself with the Clean Bandit star on Wednesday (14Oct15), and revealed he's bringing youth to his next record, collaborating with the likes of Patterson and producer Jimmy Napes.

In the accompanying caption he wrote, "I love it when friendship springs from artistic collaboration. Jack Patterson with Clean Bandit and I have just been writing in the studio with Jimmy Napes. Jack is a lovely guy and we had fun catching up over lunch."

Reports suggest John is a big fan of Clean Bandit's music and approached frontman Patterson at the Ivor Novello Awards earlier this year (15) after he won multiple songwriting trophies.