Doja Cat says her next album will be inspired by "rave culture"

Doja Cat says her next album will be inspired by “rave culture”

Doja Cat has hinted at what fans can expect on her upcoming album, saying in a recent interview that she’s “embracing” the sound of German rave music. 

Doja Cat revealed details of the as-yet-unannounced project in an interview with CR Fashionbook, noting that while she “can’t really tell much” about the album, she nonetheless has “so many ideas.” The rapper said the challenge of the LP lies in “making those ideas consistent,” before revealing the specific style of sound she’s been eyeing off. 

“I’m very into this ’90s German rave kind of vibe right now,” Doja teased, “and it’s really fun.” Elaborating on the sonic influence, the Kiss Me More singer said she’s been a fan of rave music since she was a kid, and has grown to further enjoy the sound as she’s aged: “I loved that stuff as a kid and now that I can express it… I’m sort of embracing that.”

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The techno inspiration for Doja Cat — who acknowledged that the rave sound is “kind of the trend at the moment” — aligns with a slew of recent album releases within the genre. Earlier this year, Drake dipped into house music sounds on his latest album Honestly, Nevermind, while Beyoncé further explored all corners of dance music on Renaissance

“That’s kind of a hint to the album,” Doja concluded, “rave culture, not house.” Doja’s latest music tease follows on from a similar revelation in May, when the singer confirmed to ELLE that the forthcoming album will feature “predominantly rap”. Earlier this year, Doja announced — then promptly redacted — her decision to quit music following tonsil surgery. 

In the months since, she’s released the song Vegas, which featured on the soundtrack of Baz Lurrhman’s recent Elvis biopic, and featured alongside Post Malone on the rapper’s July single, I Like You (A Happier Song). Aside from the recent album teases and the release of standalone songs, specific details around Doja’s project — a follow-up 2021’s Planet Her — remain scarce.