First, the scan of the article about a possible follow up to Phrazes in NME’s current issue. Then, my thoughts.
(link via Akshara, scan via Abigail)
There are a couple things to consider after reading this article. First, it’s pretty normal for musicians to get together and work on material. Just because Julian and Danielle have worked together since the end of the Phrazes tour doesn’t mean a new record is in the works. I mean, didn’t Julian and Rivers Cuomo work together? Where is that song?
Second, Rough Trade denied the rumor. It’s a two-source story. The main source, Danielle, says “maybe they were just for fun” and contradicts the first quote she said about him making a new record. Then, the second source completely denies a second solo album is in the works.
Lastly, NME sells more magazines by trying to sensationalize a studio session between two Danielle and Julian than they would writing about Haim, which is actually what this article is about if you’ll notice the graphic on the bottom.
Maybe Julian will do another solo album soon, but I don’t think this article proves anything.