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Giorgio Moroder with Daft Punk in Dazed
Giorgio Moroder with Daft Punk in Dazed 'Masked Rebellion' issueStyling and photography by Hedi Slimane

Giorgio Moroder is working with Lady Gaga on her new album

Gaga turns to the man who brought Donna Summer's ‘I Feel Love’ to the world

Lady Gaga has been working hard on the follow-up to her last album, ARTPOP. And after eyebrows were raised over her choice of collaborators last time (cough, R Kelly), she's sticking to a tried and true electronic pioneer: Giorgio Moroder.  

The 74-year-old visionary behind Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" revealed that he is in the studio with Gaga. He's already cooked up several ideas for the record, though these are still in the formative stages.

"I was supposed to be in the studio with her a week ago, but I got a cold," he told Popjustice. "I’ll see her when I’m back. I have about five or six tracks, just basic ideas. Drums, keyboard, bass. I’m going to be surprised, I think – I don’t have a clue about the way she’s recording. Will she play the piano? Will I?"

He added: "I met her about two years ago. She loved me – the usual! And I did a remix for her last year – I did two versions and she took the more traditional of the two."

While the tracks are destined for Gaga's album, Moroder said he might try to persuade her to give him one of their songs together. "I was hoping that maybe I can convince her to have one of the songs for my album," he said. "If I could convince her, well that would be incredible."

Moroder was yanked out of semi-retirement to work on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories; his voice appears on the track "Giorgio by Moroder". Since then, he has gone through the most creatively fertile renaissance of any septuagenarian going. His forthcoming as-yet-untitled album – his first since 1998 – is set to feature Sia, Charli XCX and Britney Spears.