If you guys are anything like me, you listen to a whole lot of music. You have your favorites, the things you can listen to over and over without getting bored (some of mine are Bowie, Florence and the Machine, Jack’s Mannequin, and The Magnetic Fields, just in case you were curious), then you have the things that you obsess over and then kind of forget until you come across it during a good iTunes shuffle (this happened last night when an Avett Brothers song came on: I stopped whatever I was doing and thought I had discovered the sweetest music to ever grace my ears, before I realized that no, it’s just been a good few months since I listened to nothing but I And Love And You like I’d never heard anything else). But every once in a while, you get antsy with your music collection. You think “ugh, I’ve heard all this stuff a million times! I need something fresh! Something new! Something now!”
And, lucky for us all, Paris Hilton knows this. She knows this, and she’s doing something about.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Paris has been working with a bunch of DJs on a new album full of house music, but now I’m here to bring you even more good news concerning this girl and her beautiful gift of song. Ready?
On the new album: “I’ve been in the studio all day recording my new album,” she told MTV News at the Weinstein Golden Globes afterparty. “It’s completely different from my last album. I’m going with a whole new genre. I have Afrojack executive-producing the entire album. So we’ve just been coming up with the most incredible tracks,” she teased. “I was just in the studio with RedFoo the other night, so we’re going to be doing my new single with LMFAO.”
On fellow musicians LMFAO: “I’m so excited. The music’s turning out so great and I can’t wait to release it this summer. Two nights ago [I recorded the song with LMFAO],” she said, describing the session as “awesome.” “I’ve known them since I was a little girl. We grew up together ’cause our parents are friends, so I’m just so proud of them and all their success and what they’ve done ’cause they’ve just created this whole ‘Party Rock’ brand and it’s just so awesome.”
Music is her true passion: “I think a lot of people don’t know that music is my passion since I was a little girl,” she said. “I’m very musically talented. This is more my thing [musically on this album], more of a club scene, more dance. … The single’s done; it’s in the can. That’s probably going to be out [within] the next month or two.”
On her musical future: Hilton isn’t just singing for her new record — she’ll also be trying her hand at singing on the big screen when she works with “Repo! The Genetic Opera” director Darren Bousman on his next project. “I’m about to do a film with my friend Darren Bousman. He has a new musical that’s coming up called ‘The Devil’s Carnival,’ ” she said. “It’s about Hell, it’s a musical and it’s different.”
You know, I actually liked Repo! – not because of Paris Hilton though, not even a little bit (I love you, Anthony Stewart Head!) – but this is all too much. She’s trying way too hard to make this happen. It’s like, girl, we’ve all heard you sing. Stop pretending like we don’t know how awful this is going to be.
But are you guys excited anyway?!