After a long news drought, members of Gaga’s team are finally starting to open up about her latest album, ARTPOP. Both Gaga’s manager, Vincent Herbert, and ARTPOP producer, Madeon, opened up to The Associated Press and Digital Spy respectively. Check out what they had to say below.
Gaga’s manager, Vincent Herbert:
Lady Gaga’s manager says the pop star is “doing unbelievable” a month after she had hip surgery that caused her to cancel her U.S. tour.
Vincent Herbert said in an interview Tuesday the 26-year-old Grammy winner is “doing wonderful, doing great.”
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, canceled her “Born This Way Ball” tour last month. She’d hurt herself while performing some time ago. Herbert says Gaga is finishing her new album, ARTPOP, and is “ready to get back to work.”
He calls the new album “very, very refreshing” and says the “Born This Way” singer continues to “push the envelope.” Herbert adds: “I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music and see her come back healthy, strong and better than ever.”
ARTPOP producer, Madeon:
Lady GaGa has been praised for being “really impressive” in the recording studio.
French DJ Madeon told Digital Spy that the singer gave “everything” during their recording sessions for her upcoming album ARTPOP. “She’s great. She’s a really, really interesting and nice person,” Madeon said.
“From a personal standpoint it’s been hugely admirational, to be like, ‘Wow - you’re at this level of super, ultimate fame - and there’s this aura of superstardom - and you’re still an engaging and nice person’. So that was really humbling.”
He added: “Professionally, I think she’s amazing. She would come out of a show after singing live for three hours and giving it everything, but just go straight to the studio and record. She would still give everything - even on the demo take! She’s really impressive.”
Madeon explained that collaborating with the star has affected the way he now works on his own debut album, which is due out later this year.
“I learnt a lot because I don’t really work with vocalists in real life that often,” he said. “For my previous collaborations I’d never met them while doing the song. It was really interesting for me to feel the vibe of working together, sitting at the piano and collaborating on ideas right away.”
ARTPOP is due out later this year.