NEW YORK: After a detour recording torch songs and jazz standards, Lady Gaga returned with a flourish to pop music Friday, with the release of her new song “Perfect Illusion.”
The dance-music diva told the BBC that her latest song was written on a manual typewriter, composed with music impresario Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker, of the
Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala.
“Kevin flew to us from Australia and he came with this idea, that was the beginning of a song called ´Illusion,´” Gaga told the BBC.
“I work on a typewriter and we would bounce new lyrics back and forth.”
She added: “We stripped everything away. Changed the melody, shifted it. I sat at piano, Kevin was on guitar, Mark was on the bass.”
Gaga, 30, also revealed that her upcoming fifth album, which includes “Perfect Illusion,” will also feature a duet with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Lady Gaga has been teasing the release of her new single for several days on Twitter, including snippets of lyrics.