Lady Gaga Snapped in the Studio with Mark Ronson and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
Lady Gaga appears to be making progress on her next album. And don’t be surprised if the final product features guest turns from some highly-prized music makers.
Gaga teased the release of a new studio album in 2016 while chatting to reporters backstage at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, where she collected the trophy for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie. “You know, I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when,” Gaga said at the time.
She’s shared little else since, though a new photo doing the rounds hints at a collaboration with Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, award-winning producer Mark Ronson and BloodPop (aka Blood Diamonds), the L.A.-based producer who has worked with Justin Bieber and Grimes.
Ronson on Sunday posted a picture of Gaga and Parker in the studio along with the simple caption, “Illusion”. BloodPop has been identified as the third figure in the Instagram snap.
Ronson and Parker have a good thing going. Parker laid vocals for Ronson's Uptown Special album tracks "Summer Breaking" and "Daffodils," the videos for which are rolled into a double-barrel clip shot by Theo Wenner. Ronson posted a separate photo on the weekend of Parker recording drums in a studio (see below).
Gaga's as-yet-untitled album studio album will be her first since the Tony Bennett collab Cheek to Cheek from September 2014, and her first set of original recordings since 2013’s Artpop, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.