Producer Claims Lady Gaga's Album Is "Pretty Cool"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.15.2013
ARTPOP will be out soon...
Rolling Stone spoke with German DJ and producer Zedd (the hit song "Clarity") who talked about Lady Gaga's upcoming album ARTPOP, which will be out sometime this year.
He said: "I'm really, really excited for people to hear what we came up with. I just really can't imagine they would not like it, to just say it straight up. I think the stuff we've made is pretty fucking cool."
He says that he and Gaga finished "around five or six" potential songs for the album, which is the follow-up to 2011's Born This Way. He added: "There's obviously more ideas and half-finished songs, but I'm not sure what she will want to put on the album. That is all her decision."
The two first met at a London event in 2011, when Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine suggested they get together. Zedd said: "We had, like, one minute to talk, and it was onstage while everyone was taking pictures and being really loud. She just said, 'Let's make music.' My manager played it for her, and she immediately called Jimmy and said, 'I want this guy to produce my album.'"
In spring 2012, Zedd opened for Gaga during the Asian portion of her Born This Way Ball tour. They worked together on new material during that tour, followed by a couple of weeks in a studio. He said he was impressed with her creative style. He added: "It's amazing, because she does not have to please anyone, and she is who she is. Her first idea of how we should approach the music was just to be completely open – nothing is too crazy. Whatever is dope is dope. We do whatever we want, and we don't have to make a song that's 3 minutes and 30 seconds just to fit the radio."
He said that while he is known for his EDM sound, that may not be where her album is going. He said: "We didn't try to make an EDM album – but, at the same time, we didn't try not to make an EDM album. I've done a lot of stuff that's really outside of what I usually do. There was one song that started from her just giving me, like, 10 words to describe an emotion, and then I had to make this into music. It's been a very experimental way of approaching music."