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Will.i.am "executive producing" Britney Spears' new album
Will.i.am and Britney Spears put their pop powers together for the former's "Scream & Shout" single. Maybe soon they'll be screaming and shouting (into the microphone) together in the studio again.
The Black Eyed Peas mainstay is on as executive producer for Spears' next album, he told Rolling Stone this week.
"After I did a song on Femme Fatale – 'Big Fat Bass' – and then we did 'Scream & Shout,' she really liked the way we worked because of my approach. So they asked me to be involved in, not producing and writing every song, but to be an executive producer on the songs," he said.
"I was like, 'OK, look, guys, me and Britney need to have lunch four times a month for three months before I even try to go in the studio with her. Because we need to talk. We need to talk about what she's excited about in life. I gotta talk about the things that hurt her. I gotta talk about the things that make her concerned – she's a mother.... We can't do another song about going on the dance floor. Really? Didn't we see a bunch of Britney doing that already? Don't we want to see something that comes from her heart?"
Will.i.am wouldn't confirm who else is on for songwriting and producing the album but mentioned that Spears "really liked Diplo."