It’s getting closer to the long awaited Elton John album release. On February 6th, if you notice the air seems a bit more glittery and fantastic, or it feels like the world is wearing a fabulous hat… it’s because Elton John’s album Wonderful Crazy Night has officially entered the world.
And similarly, if one day in the upcoming year (specific date yet to be revealed) the entire world seems significantly more artistic and slightly more gay, the reason is Lady Gaga’s new album is being created in collaboration with Elton John. The two are writing partners in a process that the Lady herself has described to Oprah Winfrey as exhaustive, as she puts her heart, soul, and sanity into the music and puts weed and whiskey into her body like there’s no tomorrow. She even referenced this process in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, and thanked her team for allowing her to continue in this creative process, and carrying her through it.
Perhaps the process will be more demure with the king in the room to keep the Lady on her professional toes. However fans hope that a disrupt in her typical Gaga process may lead to a downfall on what already seems to be a stunning work of art. No one wants a repeat of her last album. ArtPop was a dramatic shift in her style that was done beautifully and matched with her wild ArtRave tour but it went significantly under appreciated in the industry.
“I’ve heard two songs, which are killer. They’re just great songs. It’s like back to the early stuff of hers, like ‘You and I’ and the Bruce Springsteen one — as I always call it — ‘Bad Romance.’” Said Elton John. After ArtPop and its stylistic differences from her darker creations of “The Fame Monster” and “Born This Way” fans must be hoping for some middle ground between the two. And from Elton’s descriptions, it seems this may just be so.
“When the whole industry turned their back on me during Artpop, they were the ones who said, ‘Hey, this is a blip. It’s going to go away.’” Lady Gaga said of Elton John and Tony Bennett. Both her phenomenal Frank Sinatra tribute in Las Vegas and her successful Golden Globe win for her acting on American Horror Story has secured her back in the warm arms of Hollywood and pop culture as the queen she has always been seen as, even in her darker days and her lighter deviations.