In a piece from the LA Times on new Interscope CEO John Janick, Gwen and her new album is profiled saying that Janick is taking an “unorthodox” approach to it’s release.
The article says that both Gwen and Janick have been going back and forth with ideas and “doing the album visuals first and making the record after”.
Gwen said, “I remember driving around on Coldwater Canyon talking to him on the phone and thinking, ‘You’re the record company CEO! You can’t say that there are no rules, to try everything and see what happens.'”
“Baby Don’t Lie” is the first release from herself and the band under Janick with Interscope. Gwen admits that the music industry has changed tremendously since the band’s absence. She relates that she has nothing but confidence in Janick and his ideas. “It’s a scary time now,” she says. “Artists don’t make money in the same way, and we don’t know who is watching or who even cares. But in the end, John is all about the song, and he’s so passionate about just making something great, that I have to hope that will prevail in the end.”
While it’s still undetermined when Gwen is releasing her album, she’s stated that she hopes to have it out by December and is still open to working with different artists in the mean time, as well as working with No Doubt on new material. Back in July, music publisher Michael St. James Tweeted out about an “onslaught” of Gwen coming soon continuing by saying “it’s the definition of 360 deal.”
Photo courtesy of Lionel Duley.