The newest single off of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album dropped earlier this week and its co-producer, Fernando Garibay, is still surprised that she released the song.
"You know what's crazy, as we were making the record ... 'Born This Way' is a statement song, but here with 'Edge of Glory, it's very personal to her," he tells MTV News. "It is very personal and very real; it's a real moment. This record is all heart."
"It's a bold move on her part to put this out there the way it is, where the full version is intact [on the radio]. When was the last time you heard a musical solo sax break in the middle of a song on the radio? It was innovative as a song and it was totally guided by the emotions and the heart. That's what we did here. She wanted to put sax on it ... Her references were E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen, so the isolation of what the sax represents in the music dichotomy, what it represents in the whole spectrum of music," he says of the saxophone section, played by E Street's Clarence Clemmons.
"And that's how we captured that feeling. It's like that moment of acceptance and letting go. ... She said, 'Dude, there's no boundary, go all the way.' Her soft side is just as intense and as emotional as her intense, hands-in-the-air side you see onstage," he adds.
It'll be interesting to see how Gaga plays this out on video. Garibay himself can't even imagine what that might look like saying, "We're all excited. It's always a surprise, but whatever it is, it's going to be epic. ... In this case, it's edgy because it's not edgy."
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