More on the continuing saga of Clay Aiken and his record label, Decca.
Shirley Halperin of the Hollywood Reporter obtained a statement from Clay and a Decca rep about the Idol alum’s future with the label that released his last album, Tried & True, last summer.
According to THR, Clay was “cagey” about the possibility of a second project with Universal’s Decca Records.
“There is no upcoming album planned at this time, ” Clay told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am focusing on my live show and heading out on tour this week for the next few months. The truth is, I have no desire to get back into the studio any time soon.”
A rep for Decca was also vague, saying only that she “didn’t know of any plans at this time to release a future album with Clay.”
THR notes that Clay could have a “one-off” deal with Decca, a “common contractual arrangement in which an artist renegotiates with a label on an album-to-album basis.”
“There has never been a long-term label deal in place, ” Clay said, “but when there is new album to discuss, I will discuss it with the label.”