The currently untitled album will be Bridgit Mendler's second studio album.
As of 2015, Bridgit has been working on music for her upcoming anticipated second studio album. The album is of yet untitled, and is expected to be released Mid 2017 by Black Box. Three singles have been released for the album. They are "Temperamental Love" with Devontée, "Can't Bring This Down" with Pell and "Diving" featuring RKCB was released in August as third single promotional single.
The album has been in the works for the last two years; the original album had been scrapped due to Mendler wanting to change her sound, as she has said 'Something was nagging at me to change the way the record sounds'. She released her latest Extended Play 'Nemesis' on November 18th 2016 as a taster to what was to come. The new sound went down well with her fans, and Mendler announced that she was working on and finishing her next record, which as of yet is to be titled. The album will reportedly be released during 2017, most likely in it's third quarter.
In October 2013, Hollywood Records, Bridgit's former label, hired composers to help compose the album including Mitch Allan, Dan Book, Alexei Misoul, Augie Ray, Beloryze, TMS, Ina Wroldsen and Steve Mac. In an interview with Clevver News, Bridgit said she had been inspired by Nelly Furtado's first album, "I'm Like a Bird" among others. Bridgit had a lot of songs prepared for the album, including "Dedication", "Echo", "Deeper Shade of Us", "My Way", "Mystified", and others. In an interview with PAPER Magazine, Bridgit revealed that an album track might be called "Rome". In 2013, Bridgit's computer crashed, she had songs for the second album and Bridgit re-wrote all the songs. On November 18, 2016, Bridgit, through Black Box, released her second Extended Play, Nemesis, as a small sample of what the second album would be with the singles "Atlantis" and "Do You Miss Me At All" . The fans liked Bridgit's new style and later revealed that she was already working on her second album. On the 21st of the same month, Bridgit posted on twitter 2 photos to her computer with lyrics of one or two songs. On November 21, 2016, Bridgit uploaded two photos to twitter with the lyrics of a possible song.
Other important dates Edit
- Bridgit, had the lyrics of almost every song on the 2nd album, but one day her MacBook broke and she had to rewrite them.
- Bridgit tweeted that she was in the recording studio next to Book and Bastian finishing a "special" song.
- On March 15, 2017, Bridgit posted on twitter a photo with a possible lyrics.
- Bridgit performed at SXSW and performed "Temperamental Love" and "Can't Bring This Down" with Pell.
- Before Bridgit left Hollywood Records, the composers confirmed for the album were Lovy Longomba, Janine the Machine, Scott Effman, Steve Mac, Ron Aniello, Makeba Riddick, Emi Green, Anne Preven, Shaun Lopez, Ina Wroldsen and Nico Hartikainen.
- And confirmed producers were: Mitch Allan, Dan Book, Alexei Misoul, Beloryze, Augie Ray, Sean Douglas, TMS, Daniel James, CJ Baran, Scott Hoffman & Nate Nathanson.
The lead single, "Temperamental Love" with Devontée was premiered on The Fader on February 9, 2017 and released on February 10, 2017. The official music video was released on March 1, 2017, directed by Bridgit Mendler and Vlad Sepetov and edited by Vlad Sepetov and Gibson Hazard.
The second single, "Can't Bring This Down" with Pell, was released on March 17, 2017. Bridgit performed the song in 2016 at her Nemesis Tour with Pell. The music video was released on May 12, 2016 and was directed by Vlad Sepetov.
The third single, "Diving" was announced on July 30, 2017 and was released in August.
- "Temperamental Love" with Devontée
- "Can't Bring This Down" with Pell
Possible songs Edit
Scrapped songs Edit
List of songs previously recorded for the album when Mendler was signed to Hollywood Records. These songs will not make the new album, due to the rights belonging to Mendler's former label and the genre of the songs fitting into Mendler's past sound, and not her new sound.