James Arthur wants to make hip hop album
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 November 2016
James Arthur plans on creating a whole new sound for his next record and is keen to records some songs inspired by hip hop and Kanye West
James Arthur wants to make a hip hop album.
The 28-year-old singer - whose comeback LP 'Back from the Edge' went straight to number one in the UK official charts - has revealed he is excited about making new music and he hopes to make a record inspired by 'Famous' rapper Kanye West.
He said: "I want to just go a bit crazy and bit more Kanye next. I would love to do something more left (field) and maybe make an R&B hip-hop thing.
This one was quite guitar-based, vintage Motown, really honest and raw. But I'm excited to make new music."
The 'Recovery' hitmaker says his second record is his most meaningful to date, and for his next outing he wants to step away from the guitar and have some fun experimenting.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I think it will be nice to be presented as a new artist. I'm not ashamed of my history but they don't know my background, which will be interesting."
The 'Say You Won't Let Go' star also said there is no bad blood between himself and his ex-girlfriend Rita Ora, who he recently revealed snubbed him to collaborate on his new album.
He said: "It was made out that I'd called her a bitch or something. But I'd never want to paint her in a bad light - she's such a lovely person. We were just seeing each other and getting to know each other. She's super busy and I'm super bus and it just sort of fizzled out."
The 'Body On Me' hitmaker- who he had a brief fling with in 2013 - ignored all his calls for a possible duet for 'Back From The Edge' and so did 'Still Falling For You' songstress Ellie Goulding.
He previously shared: "It was tough to get people involved in this one because I don't think anyone expected me to come back.
"I was calling Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora, all these guys saying, 'Do you want to sing this line?' I got nothing."