Young German producer Zedd is not young anymore, he recently turned 25 years old. But his career’s growth has proven to be years ahead of his age, having accomplished more than most of his immediate peers as well as most musicians every will in their entire lives. When he’s not busy winning awards or touring or becoming the face of anti-smoking campaigns, he’s working on music.
Now, 2 years after the release of his highly successful album, “Clarity“, he says he’s preparing for his next full-length album. It’s not the first time that he has said it though because he did briefly mention it earlier in June.
However, in a recent interview with Billboard, Zedd went into greater detail about the delay:
No it’s true, it’s taking forever. It’s hard to find time to sit down and focus on it. I’ve written most of the songs but the production process is long for me – making them sound the way I want them to sound, finding the right vocalists, and so on. I might put out a single or two in the next six months or so, but I need to get off the road for a little while. The plan for the second half of this year was to play less shows and do more studio work. I do a lot of Vegas shows and I literally stay in the studio until 9 p.m., hop on a plane and fly over to get on stage by midnight. That way I can still get a full studio day in. Anyway, I’m hoping that by early next year, it will be wrapped. But we’ll see.
Not that we blame the boy for the delay, he is after all making music for the dance music genre, the pop genre, as well as playing at both public and private shows around the globe. Such is life of someone who needs to make music for millions of people but with not enough time, let alone studio time, to go around!
Also, you may already know that Zedd’s collaborations with other non-dance music artists instantly become hits. The beauty is when he works with artists that you would least expect such as Hayley Williams (of Paramore) and more recently, Ariana Grande.
So, when asked about who he’s planning to collaborate with next for his upcoming songs, he replied:
The honest truth is that I don’t know yet. I talked to Hayley Williams about doing another song together and we definitely want to, it’s just a matter of finding the right one. Aside from that, I’d love to work with Muse and Silverchair, because I grew up in bands and they really inspired me. But nothing is confirmed, that’s just my wish list.
Well, whatever it is that Zedd is planning to dish out, we can’t wait to hear it! Mark it down in your calendars, people, and expect Zedd to release a brand spanking new album early next year!