Was Ariel Pink Really Hired To Work On Madonna's Next Album?
Ariel Pink has a big mouth, but one thing is certain, either he is stupid or he didn’t really want this gig. In an interview with FasterLouder, he revealed that he was about to work with Madonna, and help her write her next album:
‘Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna’s record. They need something edgy. They need songwriting. She can’t just have her Avicii, her producers or whatever, come up with a new techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she’s 20 years old. They actually need songs. I’m partly responsible for that return-to-values thing.’
Yeah he is gonna save Madonna, but is this a way to talk about the famous pop diva… ‘a new techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she’s 20 years old’? ouch! Not really flattering, but he continued, criticizing even more her work:
‘I guess it’s called ‘throwback’, but the first record [1983’s Madonna ] was so good because of the songs. It’s been a downward slide [since] … ‘Ray of Light’ is not cool. And all the other stuff she’s done after that, it’s not like it matters. It really shows a drain of values. People need more substance in their mac-and-cheese. People need more sugar or something.’
Pink, your head is about to explode, and Mrs. Ciccone is not going to like what you are saying, obviously! And stop talking about the age of the woman, we don’t like it when we are past 30, you must know that! But he continued:
‘It’s not because of her age. It’s because of the things that she thinks she needs to do to stay in her narcissistic domination of the world. Which is totally hers to have. But it’s about not just being a yes person. I’m sure Interscope signed her like, ‘Okay, the last record didn’t do so well. We gotta do something about this. We’re gonna get all new songwriters together and we’re gonna try to come up with this thing. ’Cause she needs help with this.’ And she’s happy to let them do that for her.’
If he really said this, he knew he would not get the deal, right? But did he have a deal in the first place? Who knows? Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary tweeted:
‘[Madonna] and I have never heard of [Pink]. The label may have reached out but M has no interest in working with mermaids.’
Ariel the little mermaid, he is funny, but he is also a liar, I bet Madonna has heard of Ariel Pink before, especially because he covered one of her songs for this tribute album released by Manimal in 2007…
Grimes also entered in the conversation on Twitter, accusing Pink to be misogynistic,… no way, I think he was just dissing Madonna’s work, not women in general! Anyway there is no bad publicity right?