During a recent office visit to HNHH, Yelawolf sat down and took us through the making of his brand new album Love Story. The album officially dropped today, and finds Yela in his zone after struggling with his sound on his debut Radioactive.
To be able to really find his own lane, Yelawolf revealed he had to lock out quite a few people from the studio.
“With this album it was important to say, alright, we’re gunna close the door, and this is artists only. No one is even allowed to have an opinion, other than myself,” the Shady Records rapper explained. “When I decide if I like it or not, then I allow someone else to have an opinion about it, that I was working with. It took five months to get that first song. I had like 40 ideas before I had a song that I felt like was of the [right] caliber. After that, the album started flowing better.”
“Marshall and I we just got rid of some people that didn’t need to be around. We just cut it out. I ducked off to Nashville, Tennessee, and I basically had a residency at Black Bird Studio. I fully invested myself into, I didn’t rush it, and no one was rushing me to do it. Certain records started happening that we really got excited about. After I recorded “American You”…well actually, “American You” was the last of the sessions, the very last. I sent it to Marshall and I was like, man, if he digs this, it’s a wrap. And he loved it, he actually asked to produce it. So, after I knew he was down for a record like that, and to go that route, I knew it was on. The door just got kicked open. After that, I went back and wrote ‘Devil In My Veins,’ it’s the only one that I produced on the album. It’s just a straight singer/songwriter’s song.”
The Alabama native also spoke on the making of the Eminem-featured “Best Friend” during the interview, as well as revealed he’s got a Harleys-only tour in the works for September. Watch the full interview above, and cop the album on iTunes.