The winner of three Ivor Novello awards tells NME.COM about how the themes will differ from those on 'Born To Do It'...

CRAIG DAVID has told NME.COM that his second solo album will be “hot”, and draw from the experiences of his rise to fame over the last 12 months.

Speaking to NME.COM backstage at yesterday’s Ivor Novello awards (May 24), where he was recognised in three categories, David said that the majority of 2001 will be spent trying to break the American market.

He said: “I’m just taking it step-by-step. America’s a massive challenge and we’re going to take all the songs that we got recognition for [here], and see how it goes.”

He said that breaks from touring will be spent demoing material for his second album, the follow-up to ‘Born To Do It’.

“The second album is gonna be hot,” David enthused. Saying the record would contain “a little bit more romance”, he said the themes of ‘Born To Do It’ were from his teenage years, and not as appropriate to his life now.

David continued: “[With the last album] I got to the stories of ‘Fill Me In’, but there is so much more to talk about now, from flying around, waking up in hotels in different countries and different things I have experienced, I’ve got all that to talk about as well.”

At this year’s Ivor Novellos, David won awards for Best Contemporary Song for ‘Seven Days’, The Ivors Dance Award for ‘Woman Trouble’ and Songwriters Of The Year for his musical partnership with Mark Hill.