MCFLY WORKING ON A NEW SOUND
MCFLY are ditching their guitar sound for a “Prince meets Jacko” style re-invention.
The boyband are working on their fifth opus and singer/ guitarist Danny Jones is planning to team his purple shoes with a diamanté-encrusted glove for a pop-funk direction.
He told me: “We’ve got the material and are building up the McFly massacre.
“The album’s an absolute killer. It’s got a Prince and Michael Jackson influence.”
Danny and bandmates, singer Tom Fletcher, drummer Harry Judd, both 24, and bassist Dougie Poynter, 22, are creating the album with BRIT-nominated Taio Cruz, 26, and US super producer Dallas Austin, 39.
Danny added: “Taio’s a really cool guy. We’ve written tracks with him and we’re now trying to get him to produce one. It was awesome working with Dallas as he’s a bit of a party boy – he thinks he’s our fifth member."
“He’s coming over to the UK to produce four or five of the songs.”
Meanwhile, Danny’s been rehearsing for ITV1’s Popstar To Operastar. The 23-year-old said: “It’s taken over my life. It’s out of my comfort zone and more nerve-racking than performing arena dates with the band.
“If I win I could maybe do a duets album with Susan Boyle – or get McFly to support me at the Royal Albert Hall.”
That I would like to see.