What’s She Up To? Lady Gaga Was Spotted In The Recording Studio
It seems as though we will be hearing new music from Lady Gaga in the near future. The 32-year-old revealed that she has been working on a follow-up to 2016’s Joanne since back in August. She is also rumored to be reuniting with Tony Bennett to record another jazz album, which makes perfect sense. The duo picked up a Grammy for 2014’s Cheek To Cheek, and a sequel will likely be well received. The “Perfect Illusion” siren will also deliver several new tracks for the A Star Is Born soundtrack. Considering how many new projects are on the way, it is hardly surprising that she has been in and out of the recording studio. Yesterday (July 15) we got new photos from her hard at work on one of her many projects.
The photos in question were posted by Mark Nilan Jr., who worked with Lady Gaga on the piano re-working of “Joanne” from earlier this year. Others in the picture include producer Benjamin Rice and trumpeter Gary Grant. “When @thebenjaminrice and I lock eyes, the rest of the world seems to fade away,” Nilan wrote in his caption. He went on to explain that Grant’s contribution is one of his strongest to date. “He played trumpet on thriller. The high F#’s I wrote for him for this session were harder to hit than playing on Thriller. He’s smiling cus he nailed them.” Regarding Gaga, he had nothing but positive things to say. “@ladygaga is a great conduct. She brings the hype and the inspiration.” In the comments section, the producer revealed that fans would be able to hear the track sometime before the end of the year.
Although it is unclear what Mother Monster was working on during her last visit to the studio, we do have a bit more information about the “beautiful weirdness” she created with Boys Noize. The duo lit up Twitter with an exchange back in April. Recently, the German producer opened up about the opportunity to work with the siren during an interview with Boiler Room. Aside from admitting that she was “definitely one of the coolest artists I met that is ridiculously famous,” he also gave some information about their collaboration. In particular, he hinted that they played with a more electro-driven production together. “She’s down to techno and what’s crazy is that she got into modular stuff too,” he said. More importantly, he reiterated that they wrote “a fucking hit.”
Other producers that have been linked to new material include Sophie, DJ White Shadow and BloodPop. The Scottish producer is the latest to confirm her involvement with the project. However, she admitted that she wasn’t sure if their collaboration would make the final tracklist. “Whatever, you know. I’m working on a lot of different things. If it comes out, that’s cool,” she admitted. Another thing to keep an eye peeled for is a potential duet with Katy Perry. The Witness superstar listed Gaga as a dream partner during an interview on American Idol. I’d be very interested in seeing that come together. Check out Gaga’s latest pics from the studio below!
When @thebenjaminrice and I lock eyes, the rest of the world seems to fade away. The dude in the blue shirt is named Gary grant. He played trumpet on thriller. The high F#'s I wrote for him for this session were harder to hit than playing on Thriller. He's smiling cus he nailed them. @ladygaga is a great conduct. She brings the hype and the inspiration