Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been recording a music album, which could be released later this year.
The 2008 world champion, who claimed third place in last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, has been working on the album for the last twelve months.
Hamilton has been working with producer Angel, who reckons the Brit’s records are ‘off the hook’.
“He sounds better than certain singers. He’s a proper singer. It’s a breath of fresh air. He’s got a smooth vocal,” Angel told The Sun.
“I hope [he does release them] because it’s actually crazy. Right now he’s just recording. He’s a perfectionist. He doesn’t want to rush. If it doesn’t sound right, he’ll record it again.”
“It’s a real diversity. He’s got rap — “dirty south” kind of tunes, some massive pop records and soul records. We’re doing all types of genres. We’ve written about 12 songs so far.”
Angel also added how the collaboration came about.
“I was chilling in a restaurant and he was in the studio opposite. My manager got an email saying he’d been referred to us after hearing I did vocal production. We left the restaurant and went straight over and the day after we started working together,” he said.
Angel insists that Hamilton’s girlfriend, singer Nicole Scherzinger, is not involved with his music.
“She respects what he does, supports him and lets him do what he wants to do. She doesn’t get involved.”