Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tidbits: Nicole shelved? Re-vamped Eve, and new Clutch

After 4 singles, 2 videos, and a few guest appearences, sadly there doesn't seem to be a release date in sight for Nicole Scherzinger's solo album Her Name Is Nicole. That means we may never hear the full track "Physical" produced by Danja and Timbo. Despite the multi-platinum success of the Pussycat Dolls first album and Nicole's obvious talents, her singles have not seemed to generate enough buzz to justify releasing a solo album. Don't count her out yet though as the Pussycat Dolls have announced that they are currently working on their 2nd album with Nicole. No word on possible collaborators but maybe "Physical" will show up after all. In the meantime you can check out Nicole and the rest of the Dolls on their TV show Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.

The long awaited Timbaland track "Step Back" off Eve's Here I Am, described as "Promiscuous" Part II, may also never see the light of day. Eve's first single "Tamborine" generated a good buzz but unfortunately her follow single "Give It To You" featuring Sean Paul failed to deliver and the album has been sitting in limbo ever since. We are talking about the one and only E-V-E so rather than scrape a whole album, Swizz Beats is going back into lab to redo it: "I'mma get back to doing the [whole] album thing," he added. "It eliminates the problem of what we go through. I let the artist use who they wanna use, this and that, it's crazy. The following up [to the songs I produce], sh-- becomes hard. It's a formula and sound the people are looking for and want. You gotta stay in a zone. If I make 'Drink and 2 Step,' the next three beats I make will be not the same, but [I will make] the same vibe, where it's not too far off, where you can groove. When you get all these different producers, it messes up the formula." In addition to Swizz, The Neptunes have also been sharing duties for the album renewal. Does that mean no Timbo? We'll have to wait and see.

The writing crew, The Clutch, have been continuing their writing and vocal production succes with a slew of new projects. Most notable is the recent work with Danity Kane on "Pretty Boy" as well as tracks yet to be revealed. The Clutch worked with Day26 and Donnie for their projects as well. Justin Timberlake's first artist, youtube phenome, Esmée Denters on JT's Tennman Records also called on The Clutch's services for her debut album. Jess McCartney has also called in the crew for his new album Departure on the tracks "It's Over" and "Runnin". Last but not least Raven Symone's new Clutch penned and produced track "Double Dutch Bus" (guess the sample?) was released on iTunes a couple days ago. With a music video currently out to help promote the track, look for Raven's album at the end of April.

Props to Bigmac for the info!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

whats the sample of the "double dutch bus" track? thanks

bigmac2098 said...

I don't Swizz is going to do the whole Eve album. The last that I heard from the project was that The Neptunes were doing half and Swizz was going to do the other half. They already knocked out around 5 tracks for her.

Anonymous said...

Really gutted now. I've personally been waiting for both Nicole and Eve's albums for ages.

bigmac2098 said...

The 2 Clutch Jesse McCartney songs are It's Over and Runnin

Anonymous said...

i coulda sworn the full version of physical leaked awhile back

J Boogie said...

Props Mac on all that. I forgot about the 'Tunes. Made the changes thanks!

real said...

That's a shame about the Nicole project. I'll never get why the hell they went with that weak ass Polow Da Don track "Whatever U Want" first. It's a straight rip off of "Blindfold Me," another track that Polow did for Kelis.
The thing is, "Blindfold Me" didn't get buzz, so why the hell would you remake a track that wasn't hot to begin with?
One of those Timbo tracks should've been the lead track. It's that simple.

Raven? Double Dutch Bus- hell naw.
Raven don't do it. The Clutch is hot, but don't remake or remix this track.

Eve's track "Tambourine" was hot- but her album came out too late. I kinda felt like that single wasn't pushed enough either, even though I though Swizz did a good ass job on it.

real said...

My bad- Eve didn't formally come out. I heard the Promo copy though :) It'll be cool to hear her new ish.

Alex said...

I've been waiting for these two albums forever! Shelving these projects because of single performance is so weak. All kinds of junk comes out with no single buzz all the time. They've already spent all the money on these producers and studio time. Crazy...

Anonymous said...

If they think Nicole and Eve are going to do big numbers they are sadly mistaken. These are different times now gold will be the new platinum unless you alicia,jay-z,luda,kanye,amy winehouse,JT,Usher those superstar artists that no matter what they put out it's going to sell no matter who is producing,writing anything.

Anonymous said...

its extremely simple why nicole hasn't come out - her singles were straight wack compared to the pcd material. i dont see why she couldn't get any better singles or alternatively just take some more clothes off...

Anonymous said...

if you search physical by Nicole Scherzinger on LimeWire u can hear a snippet of it.

 
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