Faded Alan Walker
18 October 2012, 09:06
As Jessie J continues to record her new album in Los Angeles, join Capital as we round-up what we know about the singer's follow-up to 'Who You Are'.
Could Jessie J be set to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Well the 'Price Tag' singer is certainly going the right way about it. She's currently spending two months in Los Angeles working on the follow-up to 'Who You Are'. Although the star's been busy recording during her stay, she's also managed to visit the set of The Voice USA and record a top secret voice over project.
Jessie J revealed recently that she has been working in the studio in Los Angeles with Sia and legendary star Diane Warren. The singer tweeted her excitement, saying she was "living the dream" in the studio with the pair. Sia has most recently featured on David Guetta's 'She Wolf' and also wrote Rihanna's 'Diamonds'.
As good friends of both Tinie and Ed, you would expect Jessie to drop them a line from the studio - and it would seem that's what she's got on a mind. She recently told Capital that she was hoping to work with both stars on her follow-up to 2011's 'Who You Are'. "I hope so," she said. "If we can make it happen. He's a busy guy and I'm a busy girl. We're good friends."
Jessie's already got a body to die for, but in between sessions in the studio the 'Domino' singer has been hitting the gym hard in Los Angeles - and the results are certainly showing! Picture: Twitter
You might not recognise him, but this was the producer behind arguably the catchiest hit on Jessie's debut album 'Who You Are', the incredible 'Domino'. Jessie's working with Dr Luke once again on her second album and, if you're doubting his credentials at all, then put your mind at ease because he was produced Rihanna's 'You Da One' and 'Part Of Me' by Katy Perry.
Jessie's debut album 'Who You Are' was full of dancefloor friendly songs with uplifting lyrics, but that could be set to change on the star's second album. During an editorial with the Daily Star, Jessie admitted that she wanted to introduce "pain" to her lyrics. She said: "For the seven years before I signed my record deal I was in a bad place and I was scared that I couldn’t get out of it. That’s why I wrote such upbeat music, as a way of trying to escape how I felt.Now that I am happier, I won’t be afraid to explore my pain. But in a good way; it’ll be me saying that it’s OK not to feel OK."
That's right, by the time Jessie releases the follow-up to 'Who You Are', fans should expect her to have a little less hair than she's currently rocking. After months of teasing fans, the star confirmed recently that she will be shaving her head for charity in 2013. Can we expect a more punk edged sound to her new album as a result? Only time will tell.
Could fans be hearing the songs from her new album before it's released? Well, with Jessie set to embark on her first ever arena tour, Nice To Meet You, in February 2013 it would only be fair to hope that she might be dropping a few of her new tracks among the classics.
As with 'Who You Are', fans should expect a jukebox sound to Jessie's new album. She said during an interview with Capital that she has no plans to have a "running sound" to her second record. "It's good. It's definitely going to be as eclectic as the first album. There's not going to be a running sound," she said. "It's just going to be whatever comes out and whatever sounds nice."
After becoming synonymous with wigs and crazy catsuits, Jessie unveiled a more mature, natural look in the summer, which saw the star showcase her beautiful natural hair. In her recent autobiography Nice To Meet You the star also stressed that she had ditched her "cartoon" image, saying she wanted to reflect her older age. Will this have an impact on her sound as well Heartbeats?