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Jamie Cullum Begins Work on New Album

And you thought Jamie Cullum was bending genres on his last album. Jazz-pop darling Cullum, whose Verve debut Twentysomething has sold more than two million copies, is working on material for his follow-up album, to be released this summer by Verve Music Group. But Cullum said in an interview to not expect the mix of standards and originals found on his previous album.

“I’m working with a few different architects of sound,” Cullum said in Billboard. “I’ve been hanging out with [hip-hop producer] Dan the Automator, I’ll be hanging out with [rap and pop producers] the Neptunes. I’ve been writing a lot with my brother. I’ve been at home behind my computer making sounds and behind the piano and just cooking a lot and just generally feeding my imagination for the new record.”

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