Rapper opens up about influences on his upcoming new album
Dizzee Rascal has said he wanted to put a “different spin” on EDM with his new album ‘The Fifth’.
‘The Fifth’ will be released on July 1 and features collaborations with Jessie J, will.i.am and Robbie Williams.
Speaking to NME about the sound of the record, Dizzee Rascal said: “I’d say it’s more a Europop sound, the sort of synths on it, you know? I went out and made this record in Miami with no distractions, working with people like RedOne, because I wanted to have a more international sound this time, and yeah, you can hear it, definitely. Most EDM, like Tiesto and Calvin Harris, has singing on it, so I wanted to put some rap on it, give it a different spin. But it’s still me.”
Elaborating further on the sound of ‘The Fifth’, he adds: “It’s more a world album. I wanted to do something that sounded international. I mean, I still have the same accent on the tracks. I just wanted to do something that had a lot of fun to it, a great summertime album for people to get wild to. It’s got the sun in it, this album, you know what I mean?”
‘The Fifth’ also sees the London rapper teaming up with Calvin Harris, Tinie Tempah, Bun B, Trae the Truth and Angel as well as songwriters Warren Okay ‘Oak’ Felder, Andrew ‘Pop’ Wansell, Jean-Baptiste Kouame and RedOne.
‘The Fifth’ tracklisting:
‘I Don’t Need A Reason’
‘We Don’t Play Around’ (ft Jessie J)
‘Good’ (ft Angel)
‘Spend Some Money’ (ft Tinie Tempah)
‘Arse Like That’ (ft Sean Kingston)
‘Something Really Bad’ (ft will.i.am)
‘Goin Crazy’ (ft Robbie Williams)
‘Love This Town’ (ft Teddy Sky)
‘H Town’ (ft Bun B and Trae Tha Truth)
‘Heart Of A Warrior’ (ft Teddy Sky)
‘Life Keeps Moving On’
Bonus Track – ‘Bassline Junkie’