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Doja Cat making rave album. No, R&B. No, jazz. No, rock. Who knows?

By | Published on Thursday 22 September 2022

Doja Cat

Doja Cat is currently knocking around ideas for her fourth album. You may have seen recently that she revealed plans to make a record influenced by 90s German rave culture. But that was just “a prank”, she told fans yesterday.

It’s actually going to be R&B, she explained. Not really, she then added, it’s actually “experimental jazz”. Then, promising that she was now “being serious”, she said that it will actually be “a rock album” filled with “emo jams”. She’s going to learn to play guitar for it and everything. So that’s all cleared up now.

But let’s recap how we got here shall we? Getting rumours of the sound of her next LP started, Doja Cat said in a recent interview with CR Fashion Book: “I’m very into this 90s German rave kind of vibe right now and it’s really fun”.

“I know that’s kind of the trend at the moment but I loved that stuff as a kid”, she went on, “and now that I can express it – obviously, I couldn’t buzz my head and wear a furry bra and have a belly button piercing back then – I’m sort of embracing that. That’s kind of a hint to the album. Rave culture, not house”.

Having left plenty of time for that quote to travel around the internet several times, she then told fans on Twitter yesterday: “I’m not doing a German rave culture album you guys, I was pranking the outlet that interviewed me about it”.

“I’m doing an R&B album”, she then added. “Straight R&B, no rap at all”.

That, of course, contradicts something else she had previously said about the album, having told Elle earlier this year that it would be “predominantly rap”.

But forget all that, because it’s not going to be an R&B album. “Y’all I was lying”, came her next tweet. “I’m doing an experimental jazz album. I thought it would be funny to steer you into believing I was doing R&B cuz I knew it would work but I’m doing experimental jazz now, honest truth”.

“Joke, it’s R&B”, she then clarified. There will be rap, but “there’s only gonna be one rap verse on it though and it’s gonna be eight bars”. That verse, she added, will be on “the 34th song off the deluxe” version.

After a fan then pointed out that the deluxe vinyl would have to be several discs long to fit at least 34 tracks, she added that “there is no side A or side B”, insisting that “the album will have eight sides and will come in a cube shape”.

Don’t spend too long trying to get your head around any of this though. It turned out all that was also part of a joke. Tiring of all this trolling, she then posted a voice note, explaining her real plans for the new album.

“I’m so tired of playing around on Twitter”, she said. “I’m being serious now, you guys. We gotta cut the shit. No more hullabaloo. I am putting out an album – and this time I’m being serious, it’s not gonna be a cube shape, obviously I was joking about that. This time I’m being serious. I am putting out a rock album”.

“It’s going to have emo jams”, she went on. “The name of the album is “Rock Out Volume 1 – The Abyss 5000’. So, keep on the look out for that”.

“I will be dying my hair”, she added. Although before you point out that she recently shaved her head, she elucidated: “Whatever I have on my head will be a wig – I’ll be dying it various colours and wearing lots of plaid”.

“I am entering a rock phase and I hope everyone enjoys [it]”, she continued. “I’m gonna get real rocky for everyone. We’re gonna rock out and get real rocky on stage. I’m gonna jam, I’m gonna spit flames from my mouth on stage”.

“Another thing”, she went on, “I’m gonna learn how to play guitar as well. I’m not going to be a phoney poser”.

How authentic will her guitar playing be? Well, she added: “I’m going to learn how to play acoustic AND ukulele”.

Yeah, you’re right, I think she might have pranked us again. Well, the joke’s on her, because I would listen hard to any one of those fake albums. So much so that I’m now worried that the real record will be something of a disappointment.