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Andre 3000 says he's missing the "focus" and "confidence" to make a solo record


While fans across the world have been desperate for an Andre 3000 album, the artist has revealed in a new interview with Rick Rubin that he’s struggling with his “focus” and hasn’t “been making much music”.

It’s been a long wait for those Outkast fans who were keen to see what Dre could do out on his own. The group broke up in 2006 and saw the other half of the equation, Bi Boi, release 3 solo records since then. Yet Andre 3000 hasn’t managed to get to grips with one. Judging by his conversation with Rick Rubin, there won’t be one any time soon either.

The conversation took place as part of Rubin’s Broken Record podcast which sees the acclaimed producer sit down with some of the music world’s foremost voices. While 3 stacks may still be in that category he admitted that he feels out of shape when it comes to writing new material.

“My focus is not there, my confidence is not there. I tinker. I tinker a lot. Like I would just go to my piano and just sit my iPhone down and record what I’m doing. Move my fingers around and whatever happens.”

The singer continues, “I haven’t been motivated to make a serious project. I’d like to, but it’s just not coming. In my own self, I’m trying to figure out, where do I sit? I don’t even know what I am. Maybe I’m nothing. Maybe my history is kind of handicapping in a way. So I’m just trying to find out what makes me feel the best right now. What makes me feel the best is when I do these random kind of instrumental things. They make me feel the most rebellious.”

The full podcast is a worthwhile listen and sees the two cover a wide range of subjects. You can listen below: