Cee Lo Green Reveals Plans For New Gnarls Barkley Album

Entertainment Jun. 20, 2011 AT 10:45AM

Forget who?

Not Cee Lo Green. Impossible. I mean, the guy is everywhere these days -- pounding out hits off his last solo disc, The Lady Killer, mentoring kids on that little show called The Voice, prepping his own chatfest, Talking To Strangers (premiering on FUSE June 22), and hitting the road with tourmate Rihanna.

And if you still haven’t had enough, he’s now unveiled the trailer for the upcoming premiere of Cee Lo Distilled, a new doc taking a look at a full day of his wild behind-the-scenes life (Gwyneth Paltrow not included).

The two-part film will be unveiled on June 27 at Absolut’s Facebook page. But to get yourself amped up, get a taste of the flick above and read on for Cee Lo’s exclusive chat about it -- and, yes, a new CD with his group Gnarls Barkley in the works! - with Us’ Charles Thorp.

UsMagazine.com: What is your new documentary, Cee Lo Distilled all about?
 

Cee Lo Green: It is comprised of a few performances and conversations we had over a short period of time. The time is elapsed for the experience of Cee Lo Green and the vicarious effect that it could possibly have. It is also for the sake of entertainment and viewing pleasure.
 
Us: Why did you decide to make this documentary?
 

CLG: It wasn’t something that I initiated. It was proposed to me, and I guess it was flattering because they thought that it would be an interesting story. I took it as a compliment.
 
Us: What can we look forward to seeing?
 

CLG: Just a little bit more insight and enlightenment.
 
Us: Would the documentary expose another side of you that people might not be familiar with?
 

CLG: In all honesty, I don’t know if it will be enough to sum me up. It will certainly be interesting. For anybody it will be interesting. It will be full of moments. It is something cool to see, something new and fresh, something interesting to find out about.

Us: What has been your experience since starting The Voice?
 
CLG: The Voice has been such a runaway success. For me, I was really fortunate for it and I hope it continues.
 
Us: What can we expect from your new talk show, Talking with Strangers?
 

CLG: It is very innovative. The first season it was entitled Lay it Down. We changed the name of the show for a new fit and put a new spotlight on it. It is a new sensation, new energy, new opportunity. It is going to be fun.
 
Us: You are touring with Rihanna, you have The Voice, and the television show, how do you fit it all in?
 
CLG: It comes along with the territory. I take pleasure in being a professional and working hard. At least I know I deserve it, if I work hard for it. That is the only way to truly tell. I don’t mind.
 
Us: Is there anything we can get excited about with the Rihanna tour?
 
CLG: It is going on right now. I am very excited to be a part of it. She is very talented and she puts on a great show and I don’t do so badly. J. Cole is great too. It is a great package to see if you are in town.
 
Us: Would you say that this is the peak of your career?
 
CLG: Hopefully, if I am fortunate. I am going to keep trying to deserve it.
 
Us: Is there anything your music fans can get really excited about?
 
CLG: There is a new Gnarls Barkley album coming out! There is a whole bunch of stuff with the collaborations. Hopefully people will like what I am doing, that is always a plus.
 
Us: Will the new Gnarls Barkley album be similar to the old one or will it be something new?
 
CLG: I would hope it would break more grounds Knowing the nature of the space that we shared I am pretty sure it will be somewhat similar. 

By Ian Drew for Us Weekly. To read more of Ian's blog, click here.

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