Cee Lo Discusses "Girl Power" Album & Gnarls Barkley Project

posted January 09, 2014 08:30:00 PM CST | 26 comments

Cee Lo Discusses "Girl Power" Album & Gnarls Barkley Project

Cee Lo calls himself a "rock artist."

Though Cee Lo has kept busy as a coach on The Voice, he recently revealed that he has plans to release "an onslaught of music this year."

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Cee Lo spoke about his upcoming album, Girl Power. "Technically and sonically, [I'm] working with new sounds," he said. "I could be all artsy-fartsy describing it, but to me this is bare bones rock and roll; which at heart is who I feel like I am. I feel like I'm a rock artist. I don't feel like I'm a pop artist. And I'm alt rock. I'm indie rock. I'm punk rock. Because it comes from the pots and pans. It's a lot of me, but I've got multiple personalities."

Cee Lo also confirmed his recent statements that 2014 would see the return of Gnarls Barkley, his collaborative project with Danger Mouse. "I didn't realize the importance of [a new Gnarls Barkley album] or the anticipation for it until recently," said the Soul Machine. "I was going through an airport at about 5:45am on the way to Atlanta and a guy from TMZ asked me would I be working on another Gnarls. And I was like, 'Yeah, next year.' I was a little dismissive because I don't want to get involved that early – but it just kind of went like wildfire. And I was like, 'Wow, okay. People are still interested to see what we could do.' And so am I. Gnarls Barkley is an alter ego and something like an out of body experience."

Ultimately, Cee Lo revealed that the only thing that could get in his way is himself. "If I can release singles that coexist and don't conflict with each other, then you'll hear something new from Gnarls [this year] that will run concurrent with what I'm doing solo and with Goodie Mob," he said. "Three totally different things."

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