Monday 19th October 2009
LADY GAGA RETURNS WITH 8 NEW SONGS ON
THE FAME MONSTER
Lady Gaga announced today that she will release The Fame Monster, a re-package of her 4 million-selling album The Fame. The album will include the entire breakthrough album The Fame - which is the biggest selling debut album in the UK this year - along with eight entirely new songs. The Fame Monster deals with the seamier side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of her last history-making year. The new version will be released on November 23rd, 2009.
Says Lady Gaga, "On my re-release The Fame Monster, I wrote about everything I didn't write on The Fame. While travelling the world for two years, I've encountered several monsters, each represented by a different song on the new record: my 'Fear of Sex Monster,' my 'Fear of Alcohol Monster,' my 'Fear of Love Monster,' my 'Fear of Death Monster,' my 'Fear of Loneliness Monster,' etc."
"I spent a lot of nights in Eastern Europe, and this album is a pop experimentation with industrial/Goth beats, 90's dance melodies, an obsession with the lyrical genius of 80's melancholic pop, and the runway. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them. I also composed a ballad for the album, 'Speechless,' a song for my father, and it's my favourite work of all. I wrote every piece on the road - no songs about money, no songs about fame. I wrote it for my fans, so I wrote everything in between."
The Fame Monster is a two-disc set with artwork shot by renowned fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane. The re-release will see two iconic covers ... one limited to an initial run of 10,000 copies. A super-deluxe magazine-style edition will be released in December, including extra elements and never-before-seen photos of Lady Gaga: from the artist herself and loyal fans worldwide.
The first club-banging single, the RedOne-produced Bad Romance, will also be released on November 23rd on 7 inch picture disc, CD and download. Other collaborators on the new tracks include Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, Ron Fair and Fernando Garibay.
Lady Gaga is also in the process of planning her next US tour after her co-headlining tour with Kanye West was cancelled last week.
Posted by Craig Jones