His Hip Hop fans want another Goodie Mob album, and his Alternative fans want another Gnarls Barkley album. Meanwhile, Cee-Lo Green is touring and promoting his latest solo album, The Lady Killer, while his fellow Gnarls Barkley member has recently wrapped an album inspired by Italian film scores from the 1960’s and 1970’s. If it sounds like a lot to handle, that’s possibly because it is. To hear Cee-Lo tell it, multitasking is the key to satisfying his diverse fan base.
“We’ll definitely get together sometime very soon to start talks about what we collectively agree is the new direction for Gnarls Barkley,” Cee-Lo recently told Rolling Stone. “We talk on occasion and he’s about as preoccupied as I am at the moment, doing other projects. But then again, we might not talk at all and just do it when the time is right because we’ve never discussed it before.”
Green also added that he and the rest of the Goodie Mob had finished “more than a few” tracks for their upcoming reunion album. The group has not recorded an album with a full roster since 1999’s World Party. Having his hands full with a solo album, Cee-Lo said, “I’m very proud and passionate about it…I feel very enthusiastic about being able to give it my undivided attention to finish it.”