Ariana Grande is currently hard at work on her sophomore album. To make the songs as strong as possibly, the young singer has enlisted the help of some acclaimed producers.
Since everyone’s curious about the progress Grande is making on the upcoming batch of tunes, the folks over at MTV News decided to pick her brain about the project on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards. According to the Sam & Cat star, she is working extremely hard on the new music these days.
Ariana Grande confirmed that she’s enlisting a few familiar faces to polish the songs ahead of their release later this year. However, she’s also bringing in a few new producers to give her music a fresh sound. One person who’s helping the singer with her endeavor is Max Martin, a man who Grande feels is a mathematician in the studio.
The singer told the outlet:
“Well, I’ve been working a lot with the producers that I did my last album with Harmony Samuels and Babyface and The Rascals and Tommy Brown. But, I’ve also been working with new producers like Max Martin; he’s amazing. I love working with him. He’s like a mathematician. He knows music like math. It just makes sense to him. And, Savan [Kotecha] and Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. I’m so excited. I’m very excited too.”
If working on her own music wasn’t enough, Ariana Grande revealed that she’s also helping another recording artist on a separate project. Unfortunately, the singer is presently forbidden from revealing any specifics about the upcoming project.
“And I just had a meeting yesterday with an artist that I love. I’m not allowed yet, but he asked me to feature on a song of his and I’m very excited about that. It’s an unexpected collaboration but I think that’s what makes it so cool. I don’t want to say anything until it’s recorded,” Grande explained.
The singer told Rolling Stone last year that she wants to do something a little different on her sophomore album. Instead of delivering the same old thing again, Grande explained that she’s interested in shaking things up a bit.
“It’s an album that I want to do a little bit different. I don’t want it to sound like an extension of Yours Truly. I want it to sound like an evolution. I want to explore more sounds and experiment a little bit. I have a bunch of ideas I’m very excited about and a lot of stuff cooking,” she told the publication.
Are you looking forward to some new music from Ariana Grande?