tiistaina, syyskuuta 27, 2005

Uusi albumi

"Everybody that's been holding their breath should start letting their breaths go," was Wyclef Jean's straightforward message in a recent interview with RollingStone.com. The asphyxiation he was referring to, of course, was the collective hopes and dreams of every music lover still stuck in ye olde 1990s. Now, finally, a new Fugees LP is in the works.

Ever since the battle-damaged trio's surprising onstage reunion Wyclef said that his creative relationship with bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel has been reinvigorated, and that even though each member has grown musically during their decade of off-time, they're "on the same page." The Fugees are in the studio laying down the other tracks for the follow-up to the 1996 classic The Score, but Wyclef said it's shaping up to be more in line with their earliest NYC recordings — with more of an old-school hip-hop vibe. So maybe don't expect any Roberta Flack covers.
The reunion should also bring some much-needed attention to each Fugee's solo career. Hill reportedly tapped Kanye West for some production help with her first recordings since her MTV Unplugged nervous breakdown and subsequent weirdness (Pope-slamming at the Vatican, anyone?). Pras, meanwhile, is attempting to find some success beyond his 1998 monster single "Ghetto Supastar," which inadvertently launched Mya's career but did squat for him. Finally, Wyclef is working on a sequel to his first, and most impressive, solo release, The Carnival.

—David McDougall
Tuesday August 30, 2005 @ 04:00 PMBy: ChartAttack.com Staff

"Take it easy" is the first single release from the new album.