The Black Eyed Peas frontman has confirmed to Rolling Stone that he will be the executive producer of the pop star’s upcoming eighth album and that he is already a few months into the experience.
“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,” will.i.am tells the magazine. “So they asked me to be involved in, not producing and writing every song, but to be an executive producer on the songs.”
Although Will and Britney have known each other for years, he insisted they spend some time together before they headed into the studio. Why?
“Because we need to talk,” he explains. “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 … 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?”
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