During Lady Gaga’s headlining Coachella performance this past weekend, she debuted “The Cure.” But even though the breezy song is now out from under wraps (“I’ve been trying to keep it a secret for so long,” she told the festival crowd), much about the collective that produced it remains shrouded in mystery.
Longtime Gaga collaborator DJ White Shadow (real name Paul Blair) — who co-wrote “The Cure” with Nick Monson (“Applause”), Lukas Nelson, Mark Nilan, and the Lady herself — recently denied speculation that, despite having worked on hits like “Born This Way” and “The Edge of Glory” in the past, he’d also produced the catchy tune, instead noting Monson had crafted its radio-friendly sound alongside a relatively unknown outfit called Detroit City.
During an email interview with EW, Detroit City the collaborator, referred to Gaga as “an organic, beautiful forest of talent,” adding that the work they created together reflects perspectives culled from artists “from around the world who met because [they] share a passion for greatness.”
Gaga will be back to perform at the festival next weekend and by then, we’re sure everyone will be able to sing along.
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