It’s been a while.
Today, Billboard posted a video clip of Dr. Luke conducting a Q&A during the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, in which he spoke about the project that everyone wants to know about: The seventh Britney studio album, tentatively due out in spring 2011. (WATCH)
The main points were as follows:
+ On whether the producer met with Britney to work on the album yet: “Not so much with this album.”
+ On what he plans to do for this album: “I have ideas. Mainly, what I want to do is…what I’ve done that works. What we’ve done that works. I also want to make sure it sounds a little different. In some ways, I want to get harder…maybe a little more deep into electronica. Grimier.”
+ On timing: “We’re early in the process.”
I’m ever-so-slightly concerned: So she’s (seemingly) uninvolved in the process and he’s going to go with what “works”? Not that he doesn’t consistently produce smashes–he does–but are they going to be Katy Perry knock-offs from the last record? Please say no.
Then again, it’s too early to be getting all butt-hurt about this. The creative direction of an album always changes once the artist actually hits the studio, and Britney is literally humanly incapable of producing anything that isn’t 100% hot fiya.
Plus, there was that Tedder quote about “Unusual You” being the launch-pad for writers coming in for sessions on this album. I’m not too worried.
Keeping the Godney faith strong since ’98.