Doja Cat says that she's been inspired by Beastie Boys for her next album.
Doja Cat detailed her plans for a new album during an interview with Dazed published on Monday. Doja says she intends to put out several singles disconnected from her new project before dropping. I think what Ive fallen into is controlled chaos, she told the outlet, before explaining, Im crazy about putting different genres into the same album or even into the same song. Theres songs from a year and a half ago that I made and Im like, These need to come out. I have a project thats going to be quite consistent, hopefully, which is coming up next and is the real album, the real project. But before that, I would like to put out some singles that dont really connect to it in any way. Theyre just fun things that I would like to put out. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA MAY 23: In this image released on May 23, Doja Cat poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp) As for current inspirations, Doja cited Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Orbital, and Death Grips, as well as the Beastie Boys. Opus III is a huge inspo for me right now, she said. If you wanted a teaser into what Ive been thinking about, thats what Ive been on a lot. And just to make it clear, Beastie Boys is a huge inspiration to me. Beastie Boys will hit you with hard, loud and crazy rap, but theyll also hit you with real raw 90s punk, which I love, or smooth techno that feels sexy and sleek. And youll be like, Where the f*ck did this come from? Doja kept things vague when asked about a release date. Instead, she simply said that it is on its way. The album will come and itll be its own moment on Earth, she said. Doja previously cited rave culture, as a major influence during an interview back in September. Check out Doja Cats cover for Dazed below.