‘Look out for the unexpected when it comes to her,’ Gaga’s co-manager says of the follow-up to Born This Way.
By James Montgomery
<P>If there's one positive that <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lady_gaga/artist.jhtml">Lady Gaga</a> fans can take from her decision to cancel a <a href="/news/articles/1685564/lady-gaga-islam-threat-indonesia-concert.jhtml">June 3 concert in Indonesia</a>, perhaps it's this: at least she'll have more time to work on her album.</P><P>Yes, though she's currently in the midst of a two-year world tour, Gaga is already hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's <i>Born This Way</i> and, according to her co-manager, she's going to push the boundaries even further this time around (which is sure to please those <a href="/news/articles/1685874/lady-gaga-indonesian-concert.jhtml">Indonesian Islamic groups</a>).</P><P>"There's a lot of work to come, [I'm] very excited about it," Vincent Herbert revealed in a <a href="http://thatgrapejuice.net/2012/05/exclusive-lady-gaga-manager-dishes-album/" target="_blank">new interview</a> with website That Grape Juice. "[It's] just [an] insane, great record. She's on tour right now, but it's just going to be a great record. Look out for the unexpected when it comes to her. We're doing it on the road right now, so it's a little hard, but it's going to be great."</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Lady Gaga Has The Title And Concept For Her Next Album" id="vid:717202" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P>Herbert wouldn't reveal specifics — tentative release date, title, who she's been working with, etc. — about the new album, but the news that she's recording on the road is actually in keeping with the way she began work on <I>Born This Way,</i> when standout tracks like <a href="/news/articles/1664761/lady-gaga-marry-the-night-fernando-garibay.jhtml">"Marry The Night"</a> took shape with producer Fernando Garibay during her long-running Monster Ball Tour.</P><P>"I just kind of got on the American leg of the tour … and she goes, 'I want to write another song that can define where I'm at with this album and my life,' " Garibay told MTV News last year. "I go back to the studio bus; I'm just working on parts … and then, two hours later, she comes offstage and she goes, 'Do you have something to play me?' And I go, 'I do, actually.'</P><P>"So I played her the instrumental for 'Marry the Night,' and she goes, 'Open up a mic,' " Garibay continued. "She starts laying down the whole song, like, off the cuff … right off the stage, using the energy of that crowd and going into the studio, it was amazing. I can't compare it to anything."</P><P><i>What do you hope the </i>Born This Way<i> follow-up will sound like? Tell us in the comments section!</i></P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Lady Gaga's Musical Roots" id="vid:657640" width="415" height="255"></div><p></p>