Lady Gaga and RedOne have cooked up many a jam over the years, from their early work on tracks like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” back in the day to their more recent, in-your-face hit “Judas.” The collaborators have often pushed each other and musical boundaries for the sake of their art.
And that’s no different this time around, as Gaga continues to work on her 2013 album release, ARTPOP. For her latest project, she’s hooking up with producers Zedd , DJ White Shadow, Fernando Garibay and, of course, RedOne, who told MTV News that he and Gaga been doing a lot of their work remotely as they cross the globe for work and pleasure.
“We’ve been sending ideas,” he said. “We couldn’t get together in the studio, but we’ve been sending ideas back and forth, and it’s very focused on writing really good songs and, of course, with the vibe of different sounds, different kinds of productions.”
While her Little Monsters are anxiously awaiting what this next project, her first since 2011’s Born This Way, might sound like, the producer didn’t want to reveal too much about their work together as they continue to nail down tracks and the album’s overall vibe.
“I don’t want to say so much, because I don’t know what’s going to happen. To be honest with you, I don’t know what’s going to happen with the songs. … My intent is the same thing: make history. If we don’t feel like this is part of history again, we’re not going to do it, but we’re enjoying [the process]. We love doing music, so it will be interesting to see what’s going to happen.”
Like always, the twosome are stepping up their game to create something that sounds nothing like what they’ve done before — or, at least, RedOne hopes that’s what they’re doing.
“I don’t want to promise anything … but, of course, that’s always the intent,” he said. “To be honest with you, it’s all about good songs. You can go crazy as you want sonically, which is always what I try to do … but it’s always about good songs. Number one is to make a dance song that is like ’Oh my God!’ ”
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