Mark Foster: 'The new Foster The People record will be more evolved'

Singer says album will be inspired by West African music, David Bowie and The Clash

Mark Foster: 'The new Foster The People record will be more evolved'

Photo: PA

Foster The People's Mark Foster has said his next album will be more "evolved".

The singer, who is currently performing with his electronic side project Smims and Belle, says the new Foster The People material will be inspired by The Clash, The Kinks, West African music and David Bowie.

"One thing about Foster The People is that it's taking pieces of a lot of different genres of music and kind of melding them together," he told Rolling Stone. "In the first record, I was looking at my vision for the project through a piece of opaque glass. This next record's going to be more evolved; it's going to be a clearer picture of what I've had in my head when it comes to that vision. Working on this project and getting deeper into electronic music is gonna help bring a deeper colour in the next Foster record."

Earlier this year Foster told NME that his band plan to record a new album later in 2012, which is due out in 2013.

Last month (July), Foster admitted that Snoop Dogg persuaded him to stop using cannabis: "It's funny, the one time I got star-struck was when I met Snoop Dogg. I gave him a hug and said, 'I love you, man.' It was cool 'cos I'd just stopped smoking weed three days before," he said. "I told Snoop, 'I quit smoking but I'd have one with now if I had the chance,' He said 'Y'know what, brother: sometimes you gotta slow down and focus on your shit.' From the godfather of marijuana smoking! That was good enough for me."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Gucci Mane releases Christmas album
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Sleaford Mods criticise UKIP and cereal "jesters" in alternative Christmas Queen's...
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis: 'There's no reason why there couldn't be a new...
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM