Earlier this week, we reported that [article id="1609302"]Cobra Starship are working with "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi[/article] on their new album. Well, now it turns out that they're working with another prime-time star: Leighton Meester from "Gossip Girl."
On Thursday, Cobra frontman Gabe Saporta, DioGuardi and Meester — who debuted a song called "Birthday" last week — spent time in a Los Angeles studio working on a remix of a song called "I Make Good Girls Go Bad," which Saporta and DioGuardi had originally written for [artist id="2402281"]CS[/artist]'s new album.
It's not as much of a stretch as you'd imagine. Saporta is an avowed "Gossip Girl" nut (he even mentioned the show back in December, when we asked him to name his [article id="1601670"]favorites of 2008[/article]), and when he heard Meester was working on an album, he thought "Girls" would be perfect for her. So, thanks to the power of positive dreaming — and some phone calls — he found himself winging to L.A. to work with her. We e-mailed him for comment on the collaboration, and this is what he had to say:
"CAN YOU BELIEVE I GET TO DO A SONG WITH BLAIR WALDORF?! It's no secret that I am a HUGE Gossip Girl fan. (On tour, our fans bring me copies of the episodes I am missing so I can stay caught up)," Saporta wrote. "A couple months ago, I heard a rumor that Leighton was working on a record, and I went to sleep that night dreaming of what it would be like to do a song with her. Next morning (afternoon, actually) I wake up to find out my dreams are coming true! Some people made phone calls to some other people, then, shazam! I'm on a plane to LA to record with my boo. I knew I had the perfect song for her too: 'I Make Good Girls Go Bad.' "
It's not known if the song will end up on Meester's album (or if there will even be a Meester album, for that matter), or Cobra's follow-up to 2007's Viva la Cobra (the making of which fans can follow through the band's CobraCam Web site). Or even both. Either way, Saporta's not sweating it. He's already living out a dream.
"Leighton is already quite adept at portraying a princess with a nasty side — now she's just gotta sing about it," he wrote. "If all the world's a stage, we should all be so lucky to play 'Gossip Girl' characters."