Polow talked with MTV and discussed his work with Ciara on her upcoming yet long delayed album Fantasy Ride (now due in April) and what makes his and Ciara's synergy so special. "We both came up and were raised in the same camp," Polow explained. "We've known each other for a long time. We actually just have this natural chemistry that I don't even have with some of my own artists.
"I understand her and I understand what she should be doing," the producer added. "I look at it like this: When I work with her, I'm a fan, and this is what I want her to be doing."
"And one thing people do say about when I work with Ciara is that I make her sound better than ever," he continued. "I make her sound like a vocalist versus the other stuff she may do that's more performance, where she can get on the dance floor. It's kind of the same thing with Aaliyah. She may not have been the best singer, but her voice was so unique and her sound — she had her own lane, and I think Ciara is like that same thing."
The official first single from the album will be the Polow produced "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy with a video already shot over the weekend. Hopefully the 2 Danja tracks we've heard so far "Echo" and "Work" will still be on the album and be on the lookout for The Clutch written "Role Call" that is also a possibility.
Now to me what makes this article so interesting is that Polow never compares himself directly to Timbaland, rather the article plugs in Timbo's name to fit the Aaliyah reference. Why? How could there ever be a "new Timbaland and Aaliyah"? That makes no sense to me. I understand the reference to the chemistry of an artist and a producer but I'm not sure I understand the need to compare them to a singer who passed away long before her time and a producer who's still making #1 hits. Ahh anyway I'm just ranting today.
What do you think, how do you compare Polow and Ciara to Timbaland and Aaliyah? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Props to the Chetmasta for the link.