David Guetta's 'personal' album
David Guetta's new album 'Listen' is much more personal than his previous work and he says it reflects his marital troubles
David Guetta's new album reflects his "difficult" personal life.
The 47-year-old DJ split from wife Cathy Guetta earlier this year after 22 years of marriage and he admits the subsequent music he has made for new record 'Listen' is much more "personal" and less about "love and sexiness".
He said: "I spent way, way more time on songwriting. It's probably my most personal album. Until today I was doing lots of songs about happiness and love and sexiness and just having a party - it was basically my life, you know?
"And lately, my personal life has been a little more difficult, so it reflects also on the album, on the things that we're talking about, on the type of chords. I've never done this, because even for me it was all about making the people dance."
Despite the new direction in his sound, the 'Titanium' hitmaker insists he won't be turning his back on DJing or performing with a live band instead.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: This album would be amazing with, like, a live band, but that's not really what I want to do. I know how to DJ and I think many, many people are better than me when it comes to performing with a band, so I don't want to go in competition with amazing rock bands that can do this better than me.
"Why do something average when I can be really good at what I'm doing? I don't want to say, 'Oh, I want to be an artist, and I don't want to be a DJ anymore.'
" I spent my life working for DJs to be respected as much as artists, so now that I'm successful, I'm not gonna say, 'Oh, now that I'm big, I'm just gonna stop being DJ.' "