Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach and Dr. Dre continue to work together on an untitled project, which was first announced in February of 2003.
Bacharach, who is 76-years-old, said that working with Dr. Dre on the untitled project was comparable to his relationship with his famous songwriting partner, Hal David.
“Three of the four things I’ve already cut have Dr. Dre drum loops that he gave me,” Bacharach told the Denver Post. “It’s a challenging, freeing feeling, to take an existing format – like these rigid, four-bar loops – and to see what you can write on top of it. It’s hard and challenging too because it does have some restrictions. It’s kinda like Hal (David, his longtime collaborator) giving me the whole lyric on ‘Alfie’ and then having to set that up around it.”
Bacharach’s foray into Hip-Hop is not surprising to critics. David has survived through several era’s of music, working with artists from every genre, amassing over 70 hits in his 50-year-career.
Bacharach said Sony gave him complete creative control over the album.
“They didn’t want me to write another hit song, and I had got together with Dre about a year and a half ago and talked about doing something for the album that we never did,” he said. “Then he gave me the loops, and when I decided to do this album for Sony England, it seemed a natural fit.”
Bacharach has penned some of the most memorable pop songs in history, including “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Walk On By,” “A House Is Not A Home,” and many others.
His music was introduced to a new, younger audience after he and his music were featured in the Austin Power’s franchise of films.
The album will be finished next fall.
Source: All Hip Hop