Robin Thicke has made enough progress on his next album to predict a first single this summer with a full-length release in the fall.
"I've got about 15 new (songs)," Thicke told reporters during a Monday conference call to promote his upcoming concert tour with Jennifer Hudson. The big change this time, he said, was working with a variety of different producers rather than helming the set himself.
"I always wanted to be like Prince and write and produce myself," Thicke said. "This time I'm not trying to take all the credit...and work with a lot of the best producers in the business. So my sound is going to be a lot different than anything I've ever done before. The sound I'm getting is brand new for me. It's great."