Zedd might cook up a collaboration between him and Kesha in 2016, but that's about it.
Aside from his recent "Candyman" release with Aloe Blacc, Zedd has remained quiet on the music front after enlisting Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan and Jon Bellion on 2015's True Colors record. The album produced the Platinum-certified, radio friendly bop "I Want You to Know" and "Beautiful Now" which went Gold. Zedd wants to top himself, but how?
"When you release a first album, no one really expects anything. After your first album, everybody has a certain expectation," he tells Billboard. "Half of the world wants you to do the same thing again, half of the world wants you to do something completely different because they don’t want to hear the same thing. I wanted to show all sides of me and make music that’s not just 128 bpm," he adds.
"I spent most of last year making my own records and had to say 'no' to a lot of collaborations that I would have absolutely loved to do. I’m not rushing to release new music this year. I’m not going to release a new album this year, mostly because it takes me more than one year to make one. I want to produce more music for other people. Definitely have some interesting projects lined up that were beyond what I could’ve dreamed of…some of the most iconic things anyone could have ever wished."
Zedd recently offered to help make Kesha a hit, who refuses to release new music until her lawsuit with Dr. Luke reaches a resolution, and she agreed. "Her team actually hit us back confirming that I was serious about it, which is really cool," Zedd said. "I'm obviously very serious about it, so maybe something will happen. Maybe there's something I can do. Maybe we can do some music. Nothing I can say right now, but it would be cool. All I know is that she's in a very rough position and if there's anything I can ever do to help I'll always be happy to do that."