Keri Hilson is back in the lab, working on her third studio album, the follow-up to her 2009 debut ‘In a Perfect World…’ and 2010’s ‘No Boys Allowed.’ The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer says the forthcoming effort will fall between her first two releases, but the project will also showcase her new experimental sound.
“I’m working on a new sound,” Hilson told The BoomBox. “I just love to challenge myself. My first two albums to me were incredible. They were a moment in time. ‘In A Perfect World’ was very emotional and tapped into how I was feeling at the time. And my last album, ‘No Boys Allowed,’ that’s how I was feeling at the time as well [laughs]. I was being very territorial, very instructional on how to become a man and what we deserved and demanded as women. The new music has kind of both sides: very emotional, but I’ve also gone through some hurt in the past couple of years. I’ll be explaining some things.”
Between recording the project, Hilson has also been taking some downtime to better her relationships with the people close to her.
“I’ve just been in the studio,” she adds. “I’ve also taken a step back from taking so many shows and accepting every single offer. I wanted to live and experience new things. That’s what I really like to do between every single album. Just take a few months off and live life. I thought it was important to allow my home family and personal relationships to flourish again. Because you can lose a lot of that…you miss a lot of things.”
No release date or time frame has been scheduled for Hilson’s upcoming release.