“I don’t like to just go into the studio to just go into the studio. I really want to have a musical idea, some creative spark that makes me excited about doing what I’m doing. Pharrell called me – he had written a song for me called “Miss Little Havana” – and he wanted to delve into that Hispanic world and even go further than he already has. It was really a very interesting idea. We clicked so well in the studio that I think this album is a real example of how much we clicked – creatively and on many levels.
After we had done the nine tracks with Pharrell, we took it to the club in the last four tracks with different remixers and producers that are on the cutting edge of the clubland side. I wanted to give fans not just the nine concept-y tracks that we did with Pharrell – although they didn’t start that way, there was a storyline I discovered after we finished the songs – and really take it to hardcore dance.”