Anthony Hamilton is enlisting one of the most sought-after producers for his next studio album: Pharrell Williams.
“I’m gonna be going in with Pharrell,” Hamilton told BET.com in a recent interview. “We haven’t been able to get our timing together, but we’ve been going back and forth trying to connect and we definitely still got the synergy going.”
The singer is also linking up with Grammy-winning producer Mark Sparks to create an edgier sound for the follow-up to 2011’s Back to Love.
“It’s important to keep people on their toes, keep ’em guessing and keep ’em excited, like I like the way Beyoncé will go and do one of the biggest records you ever heard and then she’ll do one of the grimiest records you ever heard,” he says. “So with Mark Sparks especially I want to go back to [the sound on] some of my old stuff, that raw and edgier sound.”
The crooner also revealed that his eighth studio effort will include collaborations with 9th Wonder, Timbaland and Salaam Remi.
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