Daryl Hall & John Oates are prepping their first new album in 14 years. Although a constant presence on the concert circuit, Hall & Oates haven't recorded together since their 2006 holiday collection, Home For Christmas. The pair's last all-original set was 2003's Do It For Love. Hall & Oates will be back on the road this spring and summer with Squeeze and special guest KT Tunstall.
Daryl Hall spoke about the project that's now in its earliest stages, telling Rolling Stone: “I’m in the process right now of coming up with some ideas. I’ve been working with some people on them right now I don’t want to talk about yet. (John and I) don’t write together very much, never did really. We went separate ways creatively. We needed to have that space apart, in that respect, even though we never stopped playing together, but now it just feels — I don’t know how to describe it. When it feels right, it feels right.”
Oates has yet to offer up his contributions, but is also gearing up for their return to the studio: “I have so much going on, so to be honest I’m not quite there. Daryl has shifted his focus to Hall & Oates, which is great. I’m going to jump on board, for sure, but it’s in the early, preliminary days of it. He’s very excited, and he’s been spending some time in Europe. He’s found some young producers he’s kind of getting energized with. He’ll jump-start the process and then I’ll definitely jump on board later.”