As she said in recent interviews, the forthcoming re-release of [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga’s[/artist] debut album, The Fame: Monster, will feature almost an album’s worth of new material.
According to a press release sent out by the singer’s label, the album, which hits stores on November 24, will include eight new songs, including the lead single, “Bad Romance,” the finished version of which was premiered on Tuesday at Alexander McQueen’s runway show in Paris, and which Gaga played briefly during her piano medley on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend.
“I wrote about everything I didn’t write on The Fame,” Gaga said in the release. “While traveling the world for two years, I’ve encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my ‘Fear of Sex Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Alcohol Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Love Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Death Monster,’ my ‘Fear of Loneliness Monster,’ etc.” She did not further specify the exact titles of the new songs, except for “Bad Romance” and one called “Speechless.”
“Bad Romance” was produced by RedOne, who produced much of The Fame (including “Just Dance” and “Pokerface”), while Gaga worked with Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, Ron Fair and Fernando Garibay on other tracks.
The singer, who spent much of the summer promoting her album, found inspiration while on the road.
“I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, ’90s dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of ’80s melancholic pop and the runway,” she said in the release. “I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them.”
She also noted that “Speechless” is dedicated to her father; judging by her description, it’s also one of the songs she briefly played during the medley on “SNL.”
“I also composed a ballad for the album, ‘Speechless,’ a song for my father, and it’s my favorite work of all,” she said in the release. “I wrote every piece on the road — no songs about money, no songs about fame. I wrote it for my fans, so I wrote everything in between.”
Gaga is also planning her forthcoming solo tour, which is being scheduled in the wake of the cancelation last week of her controversial Fame Kills Tour with Kanye West.