In a new interview with the New York Times, André 3000 says that he would "love" to release a new album.
Today, The New York Times published an interview with André 3000 that was supposed to focus on his role as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming film "Jimi: All Is By My Side," but a little hint within about new music seems to be attracting much more attention. As has happened several times before, Three Stacks mentioned that he has been working on music and that a solo album is not outside the realm of possibility.
Below is an excerpt from the interview.
NYT: What’s your creative life been like since that era? It’s mostly been out of view.
André: I write ideas, I write thoughts. Melodies come more for me than raps. I sit in my house and just play. I’ve been drawing and painting a lot more. I’ve always drawn costumes, things I was going to wear onstage.
Seven [his son] and I hate folding clothes, so we’d always take all of our clean clothes and just put ’em on the table. One day, I was like, “Man, we living like college students.” I got so fed up with [the mess]. I drew it. [He pulls out iPhone and flips through some sketches.] I see me moving into a visual space.
NYT: So no plans to put out an album, but we might get a gallery show?
André: No, I’d love to put out an album.
NYT: Sung or rapped?
André: It’s hard to say. [Laughs.] I’m just going to call it honest. I know this may sound morbid, but I was like, if I were to die today, I have all these half-songs on my hard drive, and I don’t want that.
NYT: But you don’t have a time window.
André: When you feel it, it’s right. If you don’t feel it, then why? Honestly, think about it. Why do it? Why?
As with all other previous rumors of an André 3000 solo album, it seems like the ball is in the artist's court, and we won't get the final product until he's ready to release it. All the same, it's good to see that he seems enthusiastic about it.