When City High finally get some time off from performing, they’re heading to Orlando, Florida. Don’t expect to see them taking in any Magic playoff games, though — they’ll be working on their second album.
The group’s Claudette Ortiz said that she and her bandmates, Ryan Toby and Robby Pardlo, will be heading South next month to begin work on the follow-up to City High, which has sold over 837,000 copies to date, according to SoundScan.
“The first album, we did a lot of our own music,” said Ortiz, who has taken up playing the guitar. “We worked on the album a whole year because the label wanted more pop songs. Most of the songs originally had a lot of hip-hop flavor. This second time around we may want our own style, but the label may want more pop joints anyway.
“I’m going to do a lot more writing,” she added. “We’re going to be playing a lot more instruments. We may have more [collaborations], different writers to get different flavors.”
City High may have a new single out later this summer, said a spokesperson for the group’s label, Interscope. No album release date has been set.