In a radio interview on Friday with BBC Radio 1, Lady Gaga confirmed that on an upcoming track on her new album she’ll duet with Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch.
“I started to work on an idea for a song that I really wanted to do with a girl,” said Gaga. “You’ll see why when you see what the song is about.”
She continued: “I just thought, ‘Who do I want to sing with?’ She’s really, to me, if not the best, one of the greatest vocalists in the world. She’s incredible.”
Gaga revealed more in a Monday radio chat with Elvis Duran: that the track would be called “Hey Girl,” and that the song begins with “Hey girl, can you hear me, are you holding out your heart.” Florence then responds with “Hey girl, do you feel me, sometimes I go too far.” Gaga also revealed that other collaborators on the record include Beck and Father John Misty.
Mother Monster said the album would be arriving soon—”this year” was as precise as she could get. But if “Perfect Illusion” is any indicator of what’s to come, we’re really, truly freaking out.