In a recent interview with Billboard online, soul ghost Bilal confirmed that he is currently working on an electro rock album. Bilal's last proper studio album, 1st Born Second, was released in 2001. His Love For Sale was supposed to release in 2003 but sent the singer into a funk after leaking to the internet. Said Bilal, "I was bummed out. I felt like I was under the bootleg plague for a minute." Most recently, the "Soul Sister" singer appeared on hip hop albums by The Clipse and 88 Keys. Of his music's new direction, Bilal had this to say, "This record is about me discovering Steely Dan, John Lennon, and Bobby Womack." You gotta study greatness to be great.