Paris Hilton famously declared that “Stars are Blind” on her 2006 single. Now, she’s hoping to recapture some of that musical magic on the follow-up to her self-titled debut.
She’s hooking up with club-music producer extraordinaire Afrojack for the record and is knee-deep in getting it done. “I’ve been in the studio all day recording my new album,” she told MTV News at the Weinstein Golden Globes afterparty. And if fans think she’ll be channeling some sugary sweet pop on this next release, they’d better think again.
“It’s completely different from my last album. I’m going with a whole new genre. I have Afrojack executive-producing the entire album. So we’ve just been coming up with the most incredible tracks,” she teased. “I was just in the studio with RedFoo the other night, so we’re going to be doing my new single with LMFAO.”
Given how ubiquitous LMFAO is these days, a Paris/LMFAO track could be the perfect combination to reintroduce the world to Paris Hilton, pop star. “I’m so excited. The music’s turning out so great and I can’t wait to release it this summer. Two nights ago [I recorded the song with LMFAO],” she said, describing the session as “awesome.” “I’ve known them since I was a little girl. We grew up together ’cause our parents are friends, so I’m just so proud of them and all their success and what they’ve done ’cause they’ve just created this whole ’Party Rock’ brand and it’s just so awesome.”
Noting that she grew up singing in the choir and can also play violin, piano and guitar, Paris defends her choice to record another album. “I think a lot of people don’t know that music is my passion since I was a little girl,” she said. “I’m very musically talented. This is more my thing [musically on this album], more of a club scene, more dance. … The single’s done; it’s in the can. That’s probably going to be out [within] the next month or two.”
Hilton isn’t just singing for her new record — she’ll also be trying her hand at singing on the big screen when she works with “Repo! The Genetic Opera” director Darren Bousman on his next project. “I’m about to do a film with my friend Darren Bousman. He has a new musical that’s coming up called ’The Devil’s Carnival,’ ” she said. “It’s about Hell, it’s a musical and it’s different.”
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