EW: What’s going on here? Why so many delays with this album? Are you scrapping the whole thing and starting over?
EVE: No, I’m not completely starting over. I’m definitely gonna keep some of the records that I had because I love a lot of the stuff that I did. So I’m keeping a lot of it. I’m just going back in to kinda make it a well-rounded album. I think what kind of delayed us this time was that I went in and did two records that sound a lot like the Pharrell record — the singing record…. I don’t think the movement was right and I’d rather put out an album and feel 100 percent connected to it than just to put out an album, especially the way music is right now.
EW: So what’s the latest release date for the album?
EVE: Some time next year. I know [Laughs]. It’s like I’ve been trying to push this baby out for a year, okay! Trust me, it is really crazy. It’s the longest labor on earth! But honestly, I feel okay about it. It’ll be some time next year.
Though it’s good to hear her talk candidly about the delay, I can’t help but still wonder if there is even a point releasing the album, when any hype she had surrounding the project disappeared with ‘Tambourine’. This year has really been a mess in regard to all the push backs.
Will you still be checking for Eve come 2008?