Former American Idol contestant James Durbin has revealed that he intends to write every single song on his next album, entirely on his own. James, who released his debut album Memories of a Beautiful Disaster last year, has stated that he wants to be involved with the whole creative experience of making a brand new record.
Durbin explained, "The next album, I want to write all myself. I want to be a collaborator on every single song. I want to be writing songs with my band. We want to play music that we love to play every single night. We love the music that we're playing now, but we didn't write it all. You don't get that complete satisfaction when you don't write all the songs.”
He added, "I was on the Idol tour so I didn't get to write all the songs. There are other songs. That material isn't in vain. We are still going to use it. I think that the brilliance of being an artist is that you're in control of your own destiny. It's what you do that makes you who you are." The 11th season of American Idol is set to premiere tonight (January 18) on Fox.