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

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01

Recent Music News

thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction

13 Feb 2017 11:54
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22