Will.i.am has confirmed to RollingStone that he is the Executive Producer of Britney Spears new album. As a Britney fan I know that many were a little worried about what he may do with her tracks though the two’s latest collaboration “Scream & Shout” off ‘Will Power’ did go to number one for several weeks; many would say that was thanks to Britney. Will spoke on what’s to come and this may put many at ease…
“”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 told RollingStone .
“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. I gotta talk to her about all the things that her fans want to talk to her about. I gotta be the vehicle between her and her fans.” He added, “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?”
He also mentioned that Britney loves Diplo’s sound so there is a chance of a collaboration there.
Will’s album debuted at number 9 on the Billboard chart. He’s been working on Britney’s album for a few months now. There is even a rumor that Wiz Khalifa will be a feature on one of her tracks.
Will stated that he and Britney had an amazing day of recording at Record Plant yesterday.