Earlier this week, we reported that Cobra Starship are working with “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi 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 favorites of 2008 ), 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.”