Given that M.I.A. has confirmed that she and Nicki Minaj are indeed working with pop queen Madonna, what other concrete info can we dig up with regards to Madge’s upcoming 2012 album? For one, there’s a new interview with “Hello” hit-maker Martin Solveig, the French DJ/producer who, along with William Orbit, is helping Her Madgesty craft the sound of her new record. Okay, there’s not much to it — but we’ll take what we can get for now!
“We had a terrible leak … and everyone is very upset about what happened,” Solveig tells the Boston Herald, with regards to the M.I.A.- and Minja-less demo of single “Give Me All Your Love” that found its way online earlier this month.
The producer is currently doing DJ sets in the States, and spoke to the Herald ahead of his upcoming Boston gig.
“I would have considered this as impossible,” Solveig says about collaborating with Madonna. “People ask who you would dream to work with. To me working with Madonna was not really something I could do. When I got the call, first I thought it was a joke. And then when I realized it wasn’t, I was really overwhelmed. The collaboration has been an enormous joy and an enormous surprise.”
Of course, Solveig, who has five of his own albums under his belt, is hardly the first producer based in France that Madonna has spent time in the studio with. Previously, she worked with Paris-based, Swiss-born Mirwais Ahmadzai on her Music, American Life and Confessions On A Dance Floor albums, as well as her James Bond movie theme song “Die Another Day”.
On her most recent album Hard Candy (2008), Madge worked with established American R&B and pop producers like Timbaland, Danja and The Neptunes.
Are you looking forward to Madonna’s new album, given that she’s going for a more worldly vibe again?