June 14, 2013


Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Producer Says New Album "Is Pretty F*cking Cool"

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German DJ Zedd is producing tracks for Lady Gaga's next album, ARTPOP, and he can't wait for fans to hear their work. 

"I just really can't imagine they would not like it, to just say it straight up," Zedd tells Rolling Stone. "I think the stuff we've made is pretty f-cking cool." 

The 23-year-old producer/ EDM prodigy, who has worked with Justin Bieber among others, says he's finished five or six songs for ARTPOP, which will drop later this year.

"There's obviously more ideas and half-finished songs, but I'm not sure what she will want to put on the album," he adds. "That is all her decision."

The two built a kinship at an industry party, and after hearing his demos Gaga immediately insisted Zedd work on her next album. 

"We had, like, one minute to talk, and it was onstage while everyone was taking pictures and being really loud," Zedd recalls of their meeting. "She just said, 'Let's make music.'"

Another artist excited to release a Gaga project is legendary crooner Tony Bennett.

His Cheek to Cheek LP with Mother Monster releases in less than three weeks. "She's a magnificent singer," he tells Women's Wear Daily. "People are going to be shocked by how great she can sing."