Lady Gaga’s Joanne has definitely gathered the best collaborators an album can have, including the producer of Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson and Hillary Lindsey, a country writer. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the two collaborators had some things to say about Lady Gaga’s Joanne and the writing process that created the singles.
According to Ronson, Gaga takes care of everyone who joined her for this album he also said:
“She’d be late to the studio and send me a text like, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m just marinating the chicken!’ Most of my memories [of making Joanne] are non-musical and warm [and] fuzzy, just her over the oven, dressed like a ‘50s girl from the ‘Leader of the Pack’ video, preparing breaded chicken. She took care of everybody.”
There was even a time when Gaga was actually doing the dishes, and Ronson said: “I was like, ‘You know you don’t really have to do that,’”
While Hillary Lindsey explained that Lady Gaga’s Joanne would most probably be written on a typewriter since she has witnessed Gaga do it all the time. Lindsey saw the typewriter in action when they were working on a song while having spaghetti. “She had [the typewriter] in L.A. and she also had it in the studio in New York, I don’t know if she’s got two or if it travels, but I absolutely loved that.”
As we all know Lady Gaga’s Joanne is named after her late aunt and there is even a song in the album about the real Joanne. When the song played for the first time since she wrote it, Gaga’s mother broke down in tears. According to Lindsey, “Her mom cried and came over and put her arms around her,”