According to Liam, the new Prodigy album will be out on March 2003. The album is at the moment titled 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' (the name comes from a famous novel "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" by Walter Mosley) Liam said in interviews that it "is only a working title", while Maxim said in that "the title might change but its a good one for now".
Liam has been writing music for the album since mid 2001 and in a recent interview he said that the album is already halfway done. "The whole album is somewhere in my studio... it just has to be assembled", he said.
Only one single has been released, "Baby's got a temper" but "this is not our comeback sigle. Next one will be. Baby's got a temper might not appear on AONO" - Liam. And the next Prodigy single might be Trigger. "Baby's Got a Temper" represented only the second track that Liam had completed in his five-year absence. The other one was a (still-unreleased) collaboration with Massive Attack's 3D, called "No Souvenirs".
WHAT ABOUT THE NEW SONGS ?
Titan - Liam wrote music for a pornographic movie The Uranus Experiment Part II, released in June 1999. He wrote a song called 'Titan' and it also appeared on The Uranus Experiment Part III.
No Suvenirs -
After he and 3D from Massive Attack had done a song each for the porn movie, they collaborated. Liam and 3D wrote a song called 'No Souvenirs' Rob del Naja stated in an interview: "Liam and I had been talking about doing something together for about a year and then we did a track each for a porn film called ‘The Uranus Experiment’. Liam knew Alex Garland who wrote ‘The Beach’ and Liam suggested that he did the music and I wrote some lyrics for a song to go on the film’s soundtrack. The track is called ‘No Souvenirs’ and is slightly Pink Floyd; slightly Beach Boys in places; full-on dark but very musical with some great arrangements. But in the end, we felt it wasn’t appropriate for the soundtrack album. The rest of the album was too dance and pop-orientated so we pulled it. It might end up as a track on the next Prodigy album."
In recent Prodigy shows there have been a few new tracks or jams:
We Do What We Want - was first time performed in 1999 and it can be described as "a typical Prodigy song" with its hard head-banging beats and Maxim's lyrics.
Trigger - first time performed in 2001, is similar to 'What We Want' containing lyrics by Keith and Maxim. Track sometimes starts with 'one, one, one' sample, sometimes starts with pianoline, then leads into 'one, one, one' sample. Chorus line goes 'one, and the two to the three, trigger to me'.
Nuclear - a punk tune which had Maxim's and Keith's vocals. The track sounds a bit like a Sex Pistols tribute, but really rocks as a live track.
Little Goblin - is the 'downtempo fill' they've been playing between Breathe and Smack my Bitch Up at Big Day Out 2002
Baby's got a temper - first time played live at Big Day Out Festiva 2002, Auckland. Downtempo track with Keith on vocals, out of the 3 ones the one most clearly hinting at some new direction where Prodigy could be going. Track contains almost cheesy sounds, but combined with dark beats, also has a sample of Firestarter appearing in the middle of the track. Was performed with live guitar.
Dust Yoself - the new track played live in Las Vegas 2002, very rocky.
Liam Gallagher -
The dance band wanted a more rocky sound for the yet to be named song and Gallagher was the obvious choice for the Prodigy star LIAM HOWLETT.
The pair have become close mates through the APPLETON sisters — the Oasis frontman lives with NICOLE while Howlett is dating NATALIE — and their collaboration could be released as a single.
The track will feature on the band’s new album Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned to be released in the summer.
Howlett has hinted that fans can expect less focus on samples and more on vocals on the CD.
Gallagher admits: I’ve done something with The Prodigy and it might come out as a single.
It’s a tune we wrote together and Liam asked me to sing part of it. It’s great.
“I hate dance stuff but this is a really good rock and roll song.
“It was a good song for me to sing and I wasn’t told how to do it. I did it my way.
Gallagher has also recorded the song Scorpio Rising with DEATH IN VEGAS. (source: thesun.co.uk)
Perry Farrell - Liam said in an interview with Q that he's working on a track with Perry Farrell for the new album. There was supposed to be a collaboration with Perry Farrell already on The Fat of the Land, but it never happened because of clashing tourschedules
3D del Naja from Massive Attack - Liam has done a collaboration with 3D from Massive Attack. They have done a song called 'No Souvenirs'. 3D has said following about the song: "Liam and I had been talking about doing something together for about a year and then we did a track each for a porn film called ‘The Uranus Experiment’. Liam knew Alex Garland who wrote ‘The Beach’ and Liam suggested that he did the music and I wrote some lyrics for a song to go on the film’s soundtrack. The track is called ‘No Souvenirs’ and is slightly Pink Floyd; slightly Beach Boys in places; full-on dark but very musical with some great arrangements. But in the end, we felt it wasn’t appropriate for the soundtrack album. The rest of the album was too dance and pop-orientated so we pulled it. It might end up as a track on the next Prodigy album."
Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura -
Liam has also collaborated with Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura, a legendary hip hop producer who recently was involved with Damon Albarn's Gorillaz project. Nakamura has said: "I was helping work out a mix for their record. Maybe it's the single, I don't know." This collaboration has been corfirmed by a spokeperson of the Prodigy.
Liam: "With the next album, one thing is certain, we wont come out until we've got a fucking bomb to drop..and we also wont come out until the climate is right for us. We've never been a band thats been like 'we've got to be there because of public demand'."
Keith: "It is darker, it's Prodigy and always will be, it's got elements of old school and hip hop put in the Prodigy blender"
Maxim: "Its coming along slowly. Its getting there. As i've said quite a few times we know there's a demand out there for it but when it comes, it comes. Inspiration, talent and creativity you can't rush. The title might change, but its a good one for now. Trigger and Nuclear are both hard tracks and they're kind of the basis of what the album will sound like. Definitely hard, hard-hitting. hard - that's the word'"
Liam: "When I started to write the album I thought it would naturally be more rock-oriented, but as I've started working its become more electronic than I intended, which is interesting."