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Tuesday 21 October 2014

James Arthur's album frustration

James Arthur said he'll work with less producers next time

James Arthur has told how working with too many producers affected his creativity on his debut album.

The X Factor winner said collaborating with several people on his eponymous first record was "a hindrance" and that he will limit the producers he works with on his sophomore effort, reported Digital Spy.

"There are a lot of people that it's mandatory that you have to work with," said the Impossible singer, whose album was released this month.

"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.

"That f***s up your creativity, so that's the only hindrance I've had on this record. I knew there was going to be a lot of fathers on this record, but it's my debut."

He added: "Next time I want to only work with one or two producers."

James, 25 - who was speaking at a signing at HMV Oxford Street - said he wished he could have unveiled his album sooner but is also pleased he didn't have to hurry the process.

He said: "If I could, I'd have put three albums out this year. 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."

James's first single - a cover of Shontelle's Impossible - went straight in at number one last year following his X Factor win and was the fastest-selling single of 2012.

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