Serial collaborator Mark Ronson has said he’s been spending time in the studio, doing nothing in particular, with no one memorable.
He “thinks” he’ll be involved, as per 2011′s ‘Arabia Mountain’, in making The Black Lips’ new LP, but isn’t sure because, he says, The Black Lips are alcoholics (well, sort of). But what had he to say when asked by The Hollywood Reporter about his new ‘solo’ (ie featuring a thousand guest artists) record?
Well, this: “I’m here by myself working on my next solo album. I just read in the past few years how I’m jumping from album to album for other people. I’m trying to get back to remembering how to fight to make music by myself”.
He went on: “I’m really not working on anything. I’ve just been in this studio in London. To be honest, I can’t really remember if I’ve worked with somebody. Do you have any idea, like, who people have said I’m working with?”
And on whether or not he’s working with The Black Lips: “I think so. I love their music, I love them as a band. We had a good experience with their last record. I nearly died from raw liver poisoning [though]. They treat their livers like they treat the rest of their bodies: they’re quite reckless. When I went out with them I got deathly ill and had to go to the hospital”.