Lady Gaga Working With Elton John on New Album
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:32:39
Elton John has revealed that he is working with Lady Gaga on her new album, and says she is going "back to the early stuff." This is not the first collaboration for the two artists who wrote together for film and TV projects, including Gnomeo and Juliet and a Muppets Thanksgiving special. However, it is the first time the two have teamed up to work on an album. The album is supposedly due out sometime in 2016, though no date has been released.
Gaga has a history of working with some of music's most famous veterans. In 2014, she released Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett, and news is that the pair are recording a second jazz album. Bennett gushed about his singing partner to Vulture back in October, saying:
"Gaga is a gorgeous singer, and when she sings a great ballad, I get goose bumps. She helped me and I helped her by doing Cheek to Cheek. Through her telling her audience how much she likes me, all of them became fans of mine, all these young teenagers. On the other hand, by her singing these beautiful songs on the album, the audience I have, all of them said, 'God, I never knew she sang that wonderfully.' So we both helped one another."
Bennett also revealed to Vulture, "We're doing an album. It's going to be all Cole Porter songs. He was the best writer of all of them in the Great American Songbook. Highly intelligent."
As always, Gagaloo is keeping herself busy. She just won a Golden Globe for her part in American Horror Story: Hotel and was nominated for an Oscar for "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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