Mark Ronson is currently riding high with his latest solo album, Uptown Special, which includes a catchy little single you might have heard of called “Uptown Funk!” with Bruno Mars. Next up for Ronson is likely more production work — and possibly with Lana Del Rey, who is currently prepping her third album, Honeymoon.
In a chat with Q-Tip for Interview magazine, Ronson revealed that he was hitting the studio with the Ultraviolence star to see if anything sticks between the two of them. “I’m going to do some recording with Lana Del Rey today and tomorrow. I found this cool old studio out here,” says Ronson.
When asked if he is specifically producing for the singer, Ronson replies, “I don’t know. She has some songs and I said I had some demo ideas, and if they are any good, then maybe she’ll like them and we’ll go from there.”
In January, Del Rey told Billboard of the follow-up to last year’s Ultraviolence, “It’s growing into something I really like. I’m kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It’s been good.” Ultraviolence, her sophomore album helmed by the Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach, debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release last June.
Meanwhile, Ronson — who has had considerable success producing for maverick female artists before, most memorably with Amy Winehouse — scored the longest-running No. 1 single of the decade last week when “Uptown Funk!” logged its 13th week at the top of the Hot 100 chart. The song is now three weeks away from tying the all-time leader, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day.”