Electra's return to music was so top-secret, she didn't tell many people — including her rumored boyfriend, Simon Cowell
(Yahoo!) - The last time Carmen Electra released new music, Bill Clinton was in the White House (for his first term as president) and the Unabomber was on the loose. But now, 19 years later, the model-actress — who was actually discovered by Prince — is finally back with a new song, the dance-electronic Fergie-esque track "I Like It Loud," which was officially released on iTunes Tuesday. Since 1993, Electra has kept herself pretty busy with modeling and acting, but the entire time, "I've had this passion to get back into music," she tells omg!. "I feel very lucky because I've been able to do so many other things, and I love that. I need a variety in my life and my career. It's never boring. It's been challenging at times, but it's also been such an amazing ride. Deep down inside, throughout everything, I just still have this passion."
But Electra, 40, wasn't able to bring it to life until she was approached by Grammy-nominated producer Bill Hamel, who has worked with Madonna, U2, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake. "When I heard the track for 'I Like It Loud,' I just knew, 'This is me, I wanna do it! I wanna go for it,'" she raves. And the opportunity to work with Hamel, whom Electra describes as "a sick producer," was one that "I couldn't pass up." Although recording "I Like It Loud" was initially supposed to be just a one-time thing and only a single, it was such a great experience, Electra recently headed back into the studio to make a full-length album.
Electra's return to music was so top-secret, she didn't tell many people — including her rumored boyfriend, Simon Cowell. "I have not played it for him," she told omg! a week before "I Like It Loud" was released on November 13. "I don't think he even knows about it." And when he does, we have to assume the "X Factor" judge will not give his typical "That was absolute rubbish" critique if he wants to date the former Playboy cover girl.
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