Rodriguez considering a new album

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Musician Sixto Rodriguez arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

Sixto Rodriguez may resurface with a new album.

Although the Detroit singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in the Oscar-nominated "Searching for Sugar Man" film, isn't promising anything, he told Rolling Stone he's considering releasing a third album, his first new studio set in 40-plus years.

Rodriguez said he has been mulling over the idea with Steve Rowland, the producer behind his earlier albums. The 70-year-old musician said, "He told me to send him a couple of tapes, so I'm gonna do that. I certainly want to look him up, because now he's full of ideas."

But Rodriguez says he doesn't have any concrete plans to hit the studio.

Rodriquez has had quite the career resurgence over the past year. He essentially fell into obscurity after his first two albums were deemed "flops" in the early 1970s. He later returned to work in construction and quit the music game. But those same albums caught on in South Africa, making Rodriguez one of the area's most beloved music artists.

The story is told in the 2012 film, "Searching For Sugar Man," which is up for best documentary feature at the Feb. 24 Academy Awards.

New album or not, the world will see a lot more of Rodriguez in the months to come. He has just been added to the Coachella lineup for April and will be on tour throughout the spring.

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