Lady Gaga debuted her new single , the much anticipated “Born This Way,” on Friday. It’s an over-the-top old-school disco track about self-confidence and the power of loving yourself for who you are. Gaga performed the track at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, shortly after emerging from an egg .
Shortly before she took the stage, MTV News caught up with Lady Gaga’s frequent producer, RedOne, who promised that if “Born This Way” blew your socks off, then you really need to wait for the next single off her May album release.
“Next one! I’m not gonna tell you the title, but the next single, it’s … I don’t want to say. It’s gonna shock,” he teased on the red carpet. “You’re gonna be surprised and wanna go crazy.” (Vogue had reported that the next single would be called “Judas,” but Perez Hilton later debunked the rumor.)
While that’s where the Gaga talk began and ended, the super-producer was more forthcoming with details about working with rock icons U2 on their next album. “I’m working with U2 and Bono and them. I’m a guitar player. I’m a musician,” he explained. “A lot of people think RedOne is a synth guy, but I’m a guitar player, I’m a singer and all of that.”
RedOne said that while the band’s next album will sound distinctly U2, he revealed that he and the guys are also putting a new-millennium spin on the age-old formula. “I love producing. I love doing different styles, and with U2, it was like going back to when I was in a band, a rock band. The process is very special,” he said. “It’s a very unique process. It’s futuristic, but it’s still U2. U2 is U2.”
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