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Ansel Elgort hints at upcoming music

The actor reveals that he's dropping a new album featuring a track recorded with Jamie Foxx and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

By Lydia Chan | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Ansel's new music
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With art imitating life, it was only a matter of time before Ansel Elgort got some musical inspiration while filming on the soundtrack-heavy Baby Driver set.

During the film's press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, the actor/singer spoke about a song he's been working on with his co-stars, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and Flea, the bassist of alt-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

"It started as a production that I had worked on on the computer and then Flea came in and redid the bass line and it was incredible. And then Jamie came in and started singing, so I still have the track and it's unfinished," Ansel said.

However, you'll have to be patient as Ansel is currently focusing on his album. "First, I'm putting out an EP in a couple of months and I have a few singles from it, hopefully dropping very soon," he elaborated. "I have an album that I'm working on and that song will be on the album because I can't let a Flea bass line go to waste." The actor also jokingly teased that Baby Driver director Edgar Wright is "committed to do the music video."

As for the possible concept of this sure-to-be epic music video: "It'd be a really raucous party at the Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur," Edgar joked. Where can we sign up as extras?

While you wait for Ansel's EP to drop, check out some of his songs below. Be warned, his Thief music video might be a little racy (FYI that's his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan in the video).

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