RedOne talks about Lady Gaga’s new album: “It’s incredible!”

Work is well underway on Lady Gaga’s next album, according to the man behind most of her biggest hits.

Superproducer RedOne, real name Nadir Khayat, was the brains behind game-changing singles Just Dance, Poker Face, Bad Romance and Alejandro. And, speaking exclusively to The National, he CONFIRMED many songs had already been written for a follow-up to 2013’s ARTPOP, which he promises could be “the album of the decade”.

RedOne also revealed he is working on his first SOLO album – also likely to feature Lady Gaga, along with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.

Right now I’m again working with Lady Gaga – it’s been a big thing for both of us. We took a little break from each other and now it feels like we are in a good place, both of us. She did her thing, I did my thing, and it feels like we’re back on track together.

The 42-year-old producer revealed that songwriting sessions were taking place in Los Angeles, with the project likely to take up the rest of 2015. He also CONFIRMED reports that disco pioneerGiorgio Moroder was involved in the project.

With Gaga, I’m fully committed until we’re done – we’re just going to work on writing songs – 20, 30, 40 songs – until we get hopefully the best album of the decade. The new material feels great. And that’s what it is like with me and her – when we both feel great, it’s incredible. A lot of it is to do with trust, no ego, just love for the music. And when it’s fun and respectful, putting the egos aside, it’s magic.

Gaga looks likely to return the favour with a guest slot on RedOne’s first album. The producer exclusively revealed plans for his SOLO debut, tentatively titled RedOne Presents, which he hopes to release before the year is out.

Among the “big, big names” he linked to the project were soul legends Wonder and Richie, as well as frequent collaborators Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias, and Bollywood star Chopra.

One buddy he has yet to call on is Pitbull, despite having collaborated on more than a dozen tunes together.

Honestly I haven’t spoken to Pitbull yet. I’ve spoken to Gaga, a few other people, Enrique Iglesias. I can’t tell you [if they said yes], I can’t speak for them. They think it’s exciting, because they’re my buddies, but it’s not just about the artists – it’s about their labels, their rights, so there’s no ‘yes’ until it’s cleared from all angles. But of COURSE I have a lot of friends, and they’re all willing to help. It’s going to be a fun album for sure


Giorgio Moroder talks about Lady Gaga to Rolling Stone

During a very recent interview with Rolling Stone, famous Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, talked about several artists he worked with, including Britney Spears, Sia Furler and, of COURSE, Lady Gaga herself.

Last month, he exclusively revealed to Popjustice that Lady Gaga asked him to work with her on new music. He said he could not get to meet her because he was sick and was hoping to work with her as soon as he was feeling better. Now during this exclusive interview with the music magazine he said:

What a talent. A great pianist, a great composer, lyricist – it’s going to be great.


Billboard recently got to talk to Diane Warren about her collaboration with Lady Gaga. Read below!

Diane Warren, Oscar-nominated this year for “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, wrote “Till It Happens To You” after being shown scenes almost a year ago. She took the song to Gaga — sharing a writing CREDIT with Warren — who quickly recorded it.

“I heard about [the film] and it just really touched me,” Warren tells Billboard in her first interview since The Hunting Ground premiered Jan. 23, “and she had stuff in her life that she could RELATE to. Gaga is one of the most talented artists I have worked with in my life and I’m excited about doing more with her.

The song appears in the body of the film to underscore the pain of a survivor of sexual assault. Another version closes the film, which will be released March 20 and air later this year on CNN.

“There are a lot of levels to the song,” says Warren , who saw the finished film for the first time at the premiere. “There’s something very vulnerable about it and something very defiant about it, especially the way [Gaga] sings it. The first verse is vulnerable — ‘You tell me its going to get better?’ — and the second verse comes in and it builds. Really? It gets better? No. You don’t know until it happens to you.”

Like “Grateful,” which Warren describes as a song that celebrates success at the end of a trying time, Warren hopes the song has a life beyond the film.

“I think this song in particular can relate to anything you want, anything in your life,” she says. “It could be a breakup, somebody passing away — anything where there is loss and someone says to you it’s going to be all right, it just takes time, but you’re sitting there dying. It’s such a universal song.”


On Friday (January 23), a documentary about the epidemic of sexual assaults on CAMPUSES, and the failure to prosecute these crimes, took the Sundance Film Festival by storm. But for those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the premiere screening of “The Hunting Ground,” it was a tweet by Lady Gaga — who is a rape survivor herself — that “broke the Internet.”

MTV News took the opportunity to CHAT with “The Hunting Ground” director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering to get the scoop on how this emotional collaboration came to pass.

The desire or aspiration was to have someone of major importance contribute a song to the film, because we thought that that would help the cause and help publicity. We have this amazing executive producer named Paul Blavin, and I told him that this was what we wanted, but we didn’t really have the bandwidth to pursue it. So he said, ‘I’m on it.’ He met with a fabulous music supervisor named Bonnie Greenberg, and she immediately brought the project to Diane Warren. Diane Warren was incredibly moved by what we were doing, and she said, ‘I cannot not write a song for you. And not only can I not not write a song for this MOVIE, I’m going to gift it to you.’

After that, Warren brought the song to Lady Gaga, who added her own spin to the collaboration. Then, Warren and Gaga presented “Till It Happens To You” to Dick and Ziering and Greenberg, and the gang worked as a team to figure out where the song would work in the documentary. They ended up using one version in the movie and another for the end CREDITS, which Ziering says works to the film’s advantage.

[When it plays], you’re watching one of our lead subjects, who is an assault survivor, and she’s just reflecting on the impact of the trauma, and walking around CAMPUS. The song just beautifully and hauntingly and poignantly underlines her pain, in a way that words alone couldn’t do.

Lady Gaga recently came out as an assault survivor, so to write a song… to have a song with her signing it, singing ‘you don’t know what it’s like until it happens to you,’ you know the voice of that person has experienced very similar things to what our subjects have experienced, Dick added. I think that adds a deeper level to the music.

Also, having Gaga on board has definitely helped spread publicity for the groundbreaking documentary, which will be released in theaters by RADiUS on March 20.

I think it’s huge, right? Ziering concluded. [Lady Gaga] brings a whole other demographic. Anyone who has that kind of platform to reach all sorts of people that maybe would not necessarily be inclined to be interested in your issue… it’s incredible. She has such a huge group of loyal followers that really span different generations. It’s just an amazing gift.


Moustachioed living legend Giorgio Moroder has revealed to Popjustice that he’s going to work with Lady Gaga on songs for her new album.

In fact, if the song and the mood suits, she might even make an appearance on Giorgio’s own forthcoming album, but let’s deal with that bit in a minute.

Basically, during our interview we were CHATTING away about his Britney collaboration andit was suggested that Lady Gaga could come in and finish a bridge bit that’s not been recorded as yet, prompting Moroder to say the following words:

“I was supposed to be in the studio with her a week ago, but I got a cold. I’ll see her when I’m back. I have about five or six tracks, just basic ideas. Drums, keyboard, bass. I’m going to be surprised, I think – I don’t have a clue about the way she’s recording. Will she play the piano? Will I?”

Asked if the sessions were for her album or his, he said:

“This is for her new album – that’s the intention. I was hoping that maybe I can convince her to have one of the songs for my album. If I could convince her, well that would be incredible.”

It really would.

Ruminating on the idea some more, he added: “If I have a good track that could fit my album but not necessarily hers, that could be ideal.”

Giorgio Moroder is an Italian record producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. Moroder is frequently CREDITED with pioneering synth disco and electronic dance music.