Dizzee Rascal has revealed to BBC Radio 1 that his new album will be titled The Fifth and he describes the album as a party album.
The album will be Dizzee’s first studio album since 2009’s Tongue n’ cheek, which was certified platinum in the UK with sales of over 300,00 copies. The album produced the hit singles Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers and Holiday.
Speaking to the radio station about the album, he says he has been recording material for the project in Miami and describes it as the best produced album he’s done so far. He said:
It’s the best-produced album I’ve done so far because of the calibre of producers I’m working with.
I’ve been doing the same songs for a while and it’s nice to do fresh material.
Dizzee previously signed a deal with Island records who will help distribute his new album and recently revealed he plans to collaborate with Calvin Harris again and also hopes to bag Snoop
Dogg Lion for the project.
Interesting that he plans on making party records, with no mention of including any elements of his grime background. I wonder how that will sit with fans who have been following his career from the start.
It seems like Dizzee and Wiley are targeting wider audiences with their forthcoming projects, but does this mean they are turning their backs on their urban audiences?
Does the news of a Dizzee album consisting of party records excite you? Do you think he’ll have any songs to satisfy fans who have been following him since his Fix up look sharp and Stand up tall days?