CeeLo Green: I want an onslaught of music

By Drum Digital
13 January 2014

CeeLo Green wants an ''onslaught of music'' in 2014 and is working with ''new sounds'' for his music.

The 'Forget You' hitmaker considers himself a ''rock artist'' who is working with the ''bare bones [of] rock and roll'' and is excited about the release of his next album 'Girl Power' - which is due out between February and March - and is currently cutting down ''40 or 50 songs'' to around 13.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''I want an onslaught of music this year.

''Technically and sonically, [I'm] working with new sounds. I could be all artsy-fartsy describing it, but to me this is bare bones rock and roll; which at heart is who I feel like I am. I feel like I'm a rock artist. I don't feel like I'm a pop artist. And I'm alt rock. I'm indie rock. I'm punk rock. Because it comes from the pots and pans. It's a lot of me, but I've got multiple personalities.''

CeeLo is still interested in what Gnarls Barkley - which includes him and Brian Joseph Burton, known as Danger Mouse - could produce and is delighted that they still have a huge fan base.

He explained: ''I didn't realize the importance of [a new Gnarls Barkley album] or the anticipation for it until recently.

''I was going through an airport at about 5:45am on the way to Atlanta and a guy from TMZ asked me would I be working on another Gnarls. And I was like, 'Yeah, next year.' I was a little dismissive because I don't want to get involved that early - but it just kind of went like wildfire. And I was like, 'Wow, okay. People are still interested to see what we could do.'

''And so am I. Gnarls Barkley is an alter ego and something like an out of body experience.''

-       ContactMusic

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