After reinterpreting his past for "The Kinks Choral Collection," which comes out Nov. 10, Ray Davies says that "my initial instinct is to write some new songs again." And he may well record them with some familiar colleagues.
"I've been in the studio with a couple of the Kinks, actually," Davies tells Billboard.com -- specifically original drummer Mick Avory and later members Jim Rodford on bass and Ian Gibbons on keyboards. "We've got four, five new songs...and I'm just sort of getting them motivated and seeing what they're playing like, because I haven't played with the Kinks for eight or nine years."
Davies says he's not sure when or if his brother, guitarist Dave Davies -- who suffered a stroke in 2004 but continues to make music -- will become part of the proceedings. "We'll see how he reacts to it," Davies says. "If he's physically able to do it is another matter, because he was quite seriously ill. But we're in communication, and we're not disregarding it yet."