Alicia Keys confirms ‘casual, cool’ recording sessions for Madonna’s new album

US singer played piano for Madonna and producer Diplo during recent studio time

Alicia Keys has said that her recent recording session with Madonna was “casual and cool.”

Keys was revealed to have been in the studio by Madonna herself earlier this year when the pop star posted a picture on Instagram with the news. Asked by Vibe about her time recording with Madonna and producer Diplo, Keys confirmed that their time together was a relaxed affair.

“It was good. I was in here doing a meeting or something and she was working with Diplo,” she said. “They were like, ‘Oh, maybe you can play some piano on this thing’. And I was like, ‘Alright. I’ll try. If you hate it, you can take it off’. It was just like that, casual and cool.”

A representative for Madonna recently confirmed that her new album is likely to be released in 2015. Speaking in a recent interview, manager Guy Oseary said: “She’s currently in the studio with Diplo and having a lot of fun.” The album is set for release through Interscope.

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.