Green is set to release new solo album ‘Heart Blanche’ in November, while Danger Mouse is working with Red Hot Chili Peppers on their next LP.
Speaking in an interview with Radio.com, Green said: “I just talked to [Danger Mouse, real name Brian Joseph Burton] last night. I told him, ‘This is the next thing we should do.’ I know he’s about to do the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album. I hope he does great with that, but I said, ‘Hey, I need you to be able to split your attention. We need another Gnarls album and so do the people.'”
“We just have to set aside the time,” Green added. “But we did [2006 debut album] ‘St. Elsewhere’ in a week, because we only had 10 days to be productive. He was working on the Gorillaz album at that time and I was working on some freelance stuff, like the Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Dontcha’ and stuff like that. I was just writing and producing, I didn’t have a record deal at the time. And he’s a producer, he’s always a free agent. We got together, we didn’t know what it was going to be about.”
The singer continued: “But he told me one great thing: ‘I like your music. Or at least I like most of it. I notice there’s a theme in all of your work: you’ve got a lot of good that you, at least, attempt to do. But it’s my understanding that anybody who is trying to do that much good has also done an equal amount of bad. And that’s what I want to hear.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, OK!’ It was like a dare. He was giving me unique and very peculiar sounding things. I was like, ‘You’re pretty fucked up, aren’t you?'”
Green recently escaped jail time after pleading no contest to drugs charges. The singer was accused of secretly slipping ecstasy into the drink of his dinner date at a sushi restaurant in July 2012, and was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service.
He was subsequently forced to apologise after tweeting controversial remarks about rape immediately afterwards.