The group’s self-titled album turns 20 next year.
In a recent interview with Complex, Saadiq reflected on the album and what he thinks of it now, considering next year marks the 20th anniversary of the project.
“I still feel good about it. It was a great idea, and it was a moment that reflected a pivotal moment in all of our careers,” he said. “I got to work with Ali Shaheed next to me all the time, especially after leaving Tony! Toni! Toné! When I listen to the music we made, I still feel as though it holds its ground.”
When asked about the possibility of following the album up, Saadiq said: “It was just the one project idea, but I thought about different versions of Lucy Pearl; maybe three other people. Maybe a Lucy Pearl 2021! I don’t know yet.”
In related news, Saadiq recounted how his search for a joint led to him and D’Angelo creating “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”
While speaking with NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael, Saadiq explained how he was walking around Greenwich Village and trying to find a joint. This search led to him going to Electric Lady Studios in hopes that D’Angelo was there and had a joint.
“I rung the bell, ‘Is D’Angelo here?’ He opens the door,” Saadiq recalled. “He’s like, ‘What’s Up?’ I ask him, ‘You got a joint?’ ‘Hell yeah I got a joint!’ He’s like, ‘Can we do a song?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever, yeah.’ We walk in and we do ‘Untitled’ in maybe, like, two hours.”