Ariel Pink Trying To Edge Up New Madonna AlbumOctober 13, 2014
Madonna’s new album will be artsy fartsy.
LA-based singer/songwriter, Ariel Pink, says Madonna’s record label called him up and was like ‘This ***** is about to collaborate with Ariana Grande. Help us.’
“Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna’s record,” Pink tells FasterLouder.“They need something edgy. They need songwriting. She can’t just have her Avicii, her producers or whatever, come up with a new techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she’s 20 years old. They actually need songs. I’m partly responsible for that return-to-values thing,” he explained.
He adds Madonna needs to return to her roots because, let’s be honest… it was better. Rather, grittier! More authentic. More… ~Madonna~
“I guess it’s called ‘throwback’, but the first record [1983’s Madonna ] was so good because of the songs,” he said. “It’s been a downward slide [since] … ‘Ray of Light’ is not cool. And all the other stuff she’s done after that, it’s not like it matters. It really shows a drain of values. People need more substance in their mac-and-cheese. People need more sugar or something.”
He spilled the tea saying Madonna makes moves in the industry she feels keeps her relevant, but really everyone’s sitting back and thinking how desperate she comes off.
“It’s not because of her age,” he offered. “It’s because of the things that she thinks she needs to do to stay in her narcissistic ********** of the world. Which is totally hers to have. But it’s about not just being a yes person. I’m sure Interscope signed her like, ‘Okay, the last record didn’t do so well. We gotta do something about this. We’re gonna get all new songwriters together and we’re gonna try to come up with this thing. ’Cause she needs help with this.’ And she’s happy to let them do that for her.”
Agree with everything except his “Ray of Light” shade.