Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Madonna Talks Collaborating with Justin Timberlake, Kanye West

Madonna has revealed that she and Justin Timberlake got close while while working on tracks for her April 29 due album, "Hard Candy." 

"We had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs," Madonna told Interview magazine's April issue. "We'd sit down and we'd start talking about situations. And then we'd start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people. That was the only way, because… writing together with somebody is very intimate. So we had to find a place to start talking about something we cared about." 

"Me encanta escribir con Justin, nos psicoanalizábamos antes de escribir. Nos sentábamos y hablábamos de situaciones, problemas, las relaciones con la gente, y era la única manera, ya sabes que escribir con alguien es algo muy íntimo, y era divertido. Es muy abierto y tiene talento" 

"I haven't worked with a lot of songwriters where I'm instantly connected and start riffing and playing with the rhythm of the words," she continued. "He’s as interested in the rhythm of words as the meaning of words." 

"No he trabajado con muchos letristas con los que tenga conexión inmediata, le interesa tanto el ritmo de las palabras como su significado".

Timberlake and super producer Timbaland are both featured on "Four Minutes," the first single from Madonna’s new album. 

She told Interview, the song is a wake up call. 

"It’s kind of a funny paradox," she said. "It’s like we’re saying, ‘We’re running out of time. People, wake up.' But if we are going to save the world, can we please have a good time while we’re doing it.'" 

"La canción es como una paradoja cómica, es como si dijéramos 'se nos está acabando el tiempo, asi que gente: despertaos'. Pero si vamos a salvar el mundo, ¿podemos pasarlo bien mientras lo hacemos?".

Madonna also spoke about working with Kanye West, who is featured on a cut titled, "Beat Goes On." 

"There was a big sense of urgency [with that song]," she said. "Kanye only had four hours. I had to finish it before he had to catch an airplane. But you know what? Right now, I’m operating in the mode of ‘live every day like it’s your last day.’ So there’s a sense of urgency in everything I do."
Madonna also spoke with Interview about David, the son she adopted from Malawi.

"I promise you, he wouldn’t have lived if I hadn’t taken him," she told the magazine. "It’s not even a possibility."

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