After a lengthy public rehabilitation period that included an award-winning performance on American Horror Story: Hotel, an album and tour with vocal jazz legend Tony Bennet, a heart-stopping rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, an Oscar nomination and performance, and a high-profile David Bowie tribute, it looks like Lady Gaga feels she’s finally ready to make music after her commercial failure, Artpop. She’s been rumored to be working with Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and last night, Mark Ronson posted a photo on Instagram of a studio sessions with Gaga, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and BloodPop (fka Blood Diamonds).
There’s no word on whether this collaboration is for Gaga’s next album, dubbed “LG5” on social media, or for Ronson’s next project, but I wonder why the two have never been in a studio together before now.
What’s more, Kevin Parker recently said he has been writing new music, though not necessarily for himself:
“I don't know if it’s for Tame Impala or if it’s something I’m going to write for someone else, because I’ve been wanting to do that a lot more,” he said.
If Parker really is interested in writing for other people, why not Lady Gaga? Don’t forget, Rihanna already proved even his stock music is ripe for pop interpretation.