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Lady Gaga may be laid up post hip surgery, but that won’t stop the 26-year-old star from joining a legendary jazz and showtunes singer to record a new album. In a recent interview, 86-year-old musician Tony Bennett admitted he’s been working on an upcoming album with the Mother Monster, one the two are supposed to record in June.
This isn’t the first time the duo have collaborated. In fact, the two put together the song “The Lady is a Tramp” for Bennett’s album, Bennett II. Additionally, Bennett likes to paint people in his spare time and Gaga once dropped trou so he could paint her image. For their album collaboration, Bennett told Rolling Stone he and Gaga plan to get inspiration from the former rather than the latter, which means the collaboration should be jazzy.
Gaga seems to certainly have found a fan in Bennett, who had nothing but nice things to say about the “Born this Way” singer.
"We're working on it from now until June, and then we'll record in June. She's phenomenal. I get along great with her. She's looking forward to it and so am I."
It seems strange that Gaga would already be out and about to chat ideas about recording, but I suppose she does have a pretty snazzy wheelchair to help her get from place to place. After the singer had to cancel tour dates, it seemed like it could have taken her a while to move forward in the creative process, but it’s nice to hear the singer is stoked about trying something new and I can’t wait to hear what she and Bennett come up with during the recording process.