Pink says he will attempt to stop her "downward spiral"
Ariel Pink has claimed that he is writing songs for Madonna‘s new album.
The 4AD signed artist, who releases new solo album ‘Pom Pom’ in November, revealed the news in an interview with Faster Louder. He states that he has been drafted to write songs for the album as “they need something edgy” and that he will attempt to stop her “downward spiral” in terms of recorded output.
“Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna’s record,” Pink said. “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.”
“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.”
Asked why he feels Madonna is on said downward spiral, Pink continued: “It’s not because of her age. It’s because of the things that she thinks she needs to do to stay in her narcissistic domination of the world. Which is totally hers to have. But it’s about not just being a yes person.”
Meanwhile, a representative for Madonna confirmed that her Diplo produced new album is likely to be released in 2015.
Diplo has previously gone on record as saying that his work with Madonna has so far resulted in at least three “amazing, smashes.” The album will follow 2012’s ‘MDNA’. Madonna has also recorded with Avicii and British pop star Natalia Kills for the project.
Disclosure, however, were forced to deny reports that they worked on the album. Rumours began that the British dance duo were working with the pop star after she posted a picture of her with them at the Governors Ball festival in New York in June.