t.A.T.u.’s all-knowing “Insider” checked in with fans on the Russian pop duo’s official web site blog on Saturday (March 21), revealing that Yulia Volkova is working on her solo career outside of t.A.T.u.’s management, while Lena Katina is starting a solo project with t.A.T.u.’s crew and plans to release a new album by late 2009/early 2010. The source writes:
The English version of ‘Beliy Plaschik’ video is to be launched, and may be released on DVD.
Works on the full-scale international album ‘Happy Smiles’ and talks with record-labels were stopped at the end of 2008, but English versions of the majority of Russian songs are produced, and we will do our best to provide you with these, in one form or another. Works on the show were suspended last June, and are not being planned. No public concerts are being planned, except some special events like Bacardi.
Production of the new t.A.T.u.’s “goods” – videos, records – is still quite possible in the near future, but no promises can be made about schedule right now.
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