David Bowie
David Bowie took home the Best British Male award at the 2014 Brits. Reuters

David Bowie has reached out to soul singer Claudia Lennear for a musical collaboration.

According to Lennear, who is the backing singer featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, the legendary rocker is keen to make music with her.

"I got a call from David Bowie out of the blue," she told the New York Post.

"I couldn't believe it when I first heard his voice. We haven't seen each other in 20 years. He told me he wanted to write my next project."

Lennear, who was romantically linked to Bowie in the 70s, has worked with stars including Tina Turner, George Harrison and Joe Cocker. She released her solo album Phew! in 1973.

She added: "This is bringing so many gifts back from my past. I am not sure what my next project will be but I will definitely hold David to his promise".

At the 86th Academy Awards, 20 Feet From Stardom , which featured her classic vocals, was named Best Documentary Feature.

Bowie, who took home Best Male Solo Artist at this years' Brit Awards, made a surprise comeback in 2013 when he released the album The Next Day after a 10 year-hiatus. The record debuted at No 1 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 94,048 copies in its first week.