Zedd talks GaGa’s ‘ARTPOP’ album: “nothing is too crazy”

He says that they collaborated on some unusual material for her new LP

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Posted 15th June 2013 in News, Lady GaGa | By Clickmusic News Desk
Zedd talks GaGa’s ‘ARTPOP’ album: “nothing is too crazy”

Lady GaGa's third studio album has seen its share of delays recently, but producer Zedd says that 'ARTPOP' is an experimental record that is "completely open".

The Russian-born producer has been working with GaGa on material for her new album after being introduced to the 'Marry the Night' star by Jimmy Iovine. He says he can't imagine how people would dislike the new direction for GaGa.

"I'm really, really excited for people to hear what we came up with," Zedd told Rolling Stone.

"I just really can't imagine they would not like it, to just say it straight up. I think the stuff we've made is pretty fucking cool."

"It's amazing, because she does not have to please anyone, and she is who she is," he said. "Her first idea of how we should approach the music was just to be completely open – nothing is too crazy. Whatever is dope is dope. We do whatever we want, and we don't have to make a song that's 3 minutes and 30 seconds just to fit the radio."

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

Zedd also admitted that people shouldn't expect those songs to be his usual style: "I've done a lot of stuff that's really outside of what I usually do. There was one song that started from her just giving me, like, 10 words to describe an emotion, and then I had to make this into music. It's been a very experimental way of approaching music."