RedOne: Lady Gaga’s new music is both classic and futuristic

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Hold your Applause until we have a release date, but Lady Gaga’s new music is on the horizon and it’s not what you’d expect. Speaking to People this week, RedOne dropped some small clues about what’s to come later this year.

According to the producer, who is best known for his fame-creating work on Gaga’s previous albums, the untitled LG5 album includes a mix of the past and the future.

“It’s a mixture of classic music and futuristic, too,” RedOne told the magazine. “(But) I didn’t want to go too far from what she is. We kept it [similar to] what Gaga is, what she’s done all these years. It’s special.”

A mix of classic and futuristic could mean the album will bend genres more than her previous work. We’re hoping for pop, rock, and disco, but who knows? At least eight tracks have been co-written and/or produced by RedOne for the new album, but whether Lady Gaga will include his tracks is a mystery even to him.

“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,” the producer said. “She’s my sister. I want her to succeed, and I love her. She’s just such an amazing artist.”

The 44-year-old known to friends and family as Nadir Khayat was the mastermind behind some of Lady Gaga’s most relevant tracks; “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Bad Romance” are only the top of the list. His new single “Don’t You Need Somebody” is available on iTunes now and features Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Serayah & Shaggy. Watch the star-studded music video below.

“I remember when I met (Lady Gaga). I told my wife, ‘This girl is gonna be the next Madonna.’ That’s what I felt,” RedOne told People. “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.”

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