James Arthur criticises own album over producers

Posted on Nov 6 2013 - 8:56am by Anne Smith

James Arthur’s self-titled debut album was only released this week, but the X Factor winner has already pointed out his big problem with it.

The star, who was mentored to victory by Nicole Scherzinger on the ITV show last year, said that working with so many producers on the record was bad for his creativity, as he’d get a rapport going with one of them before being shipped off to another.

Speaking at a signing session at HMV on Oxford Street earlier this week, he said:

“There are a lot of people that it’s mandatory that you have to work with.

“I worked with several producers in America and several here, and for my next record I certainly won’t be doing that. It’s not conducive to being creative; it takes a couple of days to build up a rapport with a producer and then after that you’re on to the next one.”

James Arthur's album has been criticised by the man himself (Packshot)

James Arthur’s album has been criticised by the man himself (Packshot)

He added:

“That f**ks up your creativity, so that’s the only hindrance I’ve had on this record. But I knew there was going to be a lot of fathers on this record, but it’s my debut. Next time I want to only work with one or two producers.”

The ‘Impossible’ hitmaker also said that, if he had it his way, he would have already released three records.

“I’ve got that much material. But thanks to the success of ‘Impossible’, I haven’t had to rush my album and I feel like we’ve got a better album than we would have done without that. Hopefully people will appreciate that more than getting a quick fix,” he explained.

“I see this as the first step to becoming a fully developed recording artist rather than a defining moment.”

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