Timbaland blew up 2006 with his production behind Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado and he’s trying to move more into the rock arena. He’s already worked on the upcoming album from Duran Duran and he recently told Entertainment Weekly that he’s hoping to work with super star rock band, Coldplay as well.
”It would give me a new energy; it would take me to a whole other place,” Timbaland told EW on Tuesday. ”[Coldplay] are so talented, it would help me as a person. Working with them would be great. It’s about the music — not clothes or jewelry, just pure passion for music.”
Tim’s publicist also told EW that the producer plans to meet with Coldplay sometime in April as they plan to record a follow-up to 2005’s triple platinum, X&Y. Apparently, Coldplay might consider Timbaland working on the entire project with the band, but the band has not confirmed or denied the reports. Timbaland’s new album, Timbaland Present Shock Value, is set to drop on March 27 with appearances from Furtado, Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, The Hives, She Wants Revenge, Jay-Z, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, M.I.A. and a host of others.