Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

John Legend to lose polish

John Legend wants to record less ''polished'' tracks with more of a live studio feel for his next album.
Great deals on musical instruments

John Legend wants to record less "polished" tracks for his next album.

The 'Save Room' singer thinks most modern songs on the radio sound very autotuned and for his next solo album is planning to use some of the live recording techniques he recently employed on covers album 'Wake Up!' with The Roots.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Everything on the radio is very programmed, autotuned and polished in a certain way and I think the trick for my next album will be doing something that's really soulful that has some of that live feel, but also making it in a way that is commercially viable as well.

"I think what we're trying to prove with 'Wake Up!' is that you can make quality soul music, recorded largely live, which is commercially viable and I think that's the exciting thing about this."

John also said he would like to see more modern performers take up the politically charged stance the artists who wrote most of the original tracks included on 'Wake Up!' had.

He added: "People should make the music which speaks to what is going on in their lives and to be truthful.

"I don't think people should make political music for the sake of making it, but I do think it's more interesting for the fans and for the world if the artists have something to say and say it."

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 06:45 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the BOSS Katana 100W Head, the 212 Boss cabinet responds perfectly to every nuance and characteristic of BOSS' flagship solid state.

26 Oct 2017 13:30
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14