We know Lady Gaga's up to something this year, hopefully the kind of something that ends up with us listening to her first solo album since November 2013's Artpop. (She's the one who said so, back in January!) Earlier this month, producer/songwriter Mark Ronson said Mother Monster's learning guitar and that it's been "really great to make this very honest, authentic, kind of analog record with her."
Before that he said Gaga's "the happiest when she's sitting at a piano, barking orders at a drummer," and now it looks like Tame Impala frontman/mastermind/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker is filling the role of the berated:
Ronson had Parker sing on three of the cuts on his "Uptown Funk!"–featuring 2015 album Uptown Special. His second Instagram post was a paparazzi-ish shot of Parker and Lady Gaga conferring about something in the studio, possibly over a synthesizer:
Tame Impala's third LP, Currents, was one of 2015's best and a major breakthrough for the Australian act. Rihanna rocked a six-and-a-half-minute cover of "New Person, Same Old Mistakes" on her ANTI album, and the track continued getting love last week when Laura Mvula did her own rendition at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. We're guessing Kevin Parker will be a wanted man in the songwriting sphere for the foreseeable future.
Check out this Fuse throwback video of Lady Gaga next: