Madonna’s reps say she’s not releasing her new album until 2015, remains an unapologetic *****.
She’s frequently in the studio with Diplo, who she’s “having a lot of fun,” says her manager Guy Oseary.
Diplo said they’ve created some “amazing, smashes.” “I got really lucky because she’s been really understanding and open to my ideas. And she’s like, ‘I hate sleeping…'”
“Late one night in the studio we got a little bit drunk and she improvised a little hook and we made a song out of it,” Diplo said. “I think it’s going to be a breakthrough if she can manage to get everything together and get it out properly.”
Diplo said in his cover story Madonna sent him “like a 20-page text” with notes about a song they have together.
“That song is on like version 20. It went from a piano ballad to a ‘Turn Down for What’-style song, which I didn’t like. Now it’s somewhere in the middle.”
Thanks to Madonna’s busy Instagram feed, she might have collaborations with Toby Gad, MoZella, S1, Ariel Rechtshaid, Avicii, Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum on the new record.
“It was a real privilege to write with Madonna, and with Natalia Kills,” Kierszenbaum told Billboard. “We ended up writing about seven songs. We were meant to only be there with her for a couple of days, but we really distilled it down to a very traditional writing session. It was just me on the piano, and Madonna and Natalia Kills around it, and we just wrote songs the old-fashioned way, just playing the piano and singing. … I don’t know what she’s gonna use from the sessions, but it was a tremendous honor.”