The 30-year-old pop star, who hasn’t released a solo album in nearly three years, has reportedly been working on some new tracks with her longtime producer RedOne, with whom she collaborated on hits like “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “LoveGame.”
“All I know is that we did eight great songs so far, and I think we have incredible songs,” the producer told People, adding that the new tracks are a “mixture of classic music and futuristic.”
“We kept it [similar to] what Gaga is, what she’s done all these years. It’s special,” he told People.
RedOne, whose real name is Nadir Khayat, went on to talk about Gaga’s star power, noting that he always knew she was going to be huge.
“I remember when I met her first. I told my wife, ‘This girl is gonna be the next Madonna.’ That’s what I felt,” he said. “And when we did ‘Just Dance’ and all the music we were doing, it was different; it was special. I wanted to break a new sound. I didn’t want to follow every producer that was doing the same thing. And I did that sound, and it worked, and it changed music in the world: Dance music broke after that.”
The producer has worked with Gaga on all of her albums since “The Fame,” her debut. He left his mark on songs like “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” from “The Fame Monster,” on “Judas” and “Hair” from “Born This Way,” and on “Gypsy” from “ARTPOP.”
The producer told People that he’s excited about the new music he’s been working on with Gaga, but wasn’t able to confirm whether or not any of it would appear on her next album.
“It’s up to her: It’s her album, it’s her creative process, it’s her world, and I’ll be happy for her whatever way she takes it,” he said. “She’s my sister. I want her to succeed, and I love her. She’s just such an amazing artist.”
We’ll just be over here, patiently waiting.