- Sean Paul Releases New Album “Mad Love The Prequel”
- Jamaican rapper Sean Paul released his seventh studio album "Mad Love The Prequel" on June 28. The album features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Becky G, Major Lazer, Stefflon Don, Migos, Tory Lanez and Dua Lipa.
The album is his first LP since "Full Frequency", which was nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album.
Sean Paul told Idolator about collaboration with these artists on the album;
"Sometimes other artists… You know, we might pinpoint a couple artists that might sound right on a track. Maybe her or maybe her. Maybe these dudes or those. But sometimes we can just pinpoint it. Like, with Ellie Goulding, I wanted to do a song with her for a while. So when I came up with the right idea it was like definitely what I hear her on. So that was directed straight to her. A lot of times with songs people want me on, they have definitely heard me on it before they even ask me. So, it’s the same type of thing. But sometimes it’s like you pinpoint different people, and you see who is available. Some people have red tape involved. What I mean by red tape is, you know, they’ve got an album coming out pretty soon, and they can’t put out too many songs at the same time and all this stuff. So sometimes you get the perfect dream, but it doesn’t end up being the perfect thing. But the song with Ellie was pretty cool."
- He said of the album the released;
"I’ll just feel good about having my work come out, you know? Sometimes they come out sporadically so it’s great to have the public hear it. When you say it’s been so long since the last time, I’ve done a lot of songs since then. But it’s just not… it hasn’t come up. For the artist, he’s like “ah, all the time I’m trying to get this out. I’m feeling anxious about it.” So when it does happen, I’ve listened to the song ten billion times. Yeah, we’ve mixed it ten billion times. And the anticipation and just the relief, that’s really what it is. It’s like, “ah, thank god.” I’m excited for people to hear it. And I hope people like it."
- source : Idolator