Lady Gaga + Kendrick Lamar Collaboration ‘PartyNauseous’ Surfaces
Back in 2012 Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga let everyone know that they teamed up to collaborate on a song called "PartyNauseous." There was a decent amount of hype behind the song, but it was never actually released, failing to wind up on Lamar's album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. "PartyNauseous" has finally made its way onto the Internet, because someone decided to leak it three years late.
The actual production quality of the song is more indicative of a demo than a finished product -- we can hear the layering of Gaga's vocals on the song, though that might have been a deliberate artistic decision on Mother Monster's part. As it turns out, Gaga and Lamar make for a pretty good team. Lamar's verses, low-tempo and commanding, are juxtaposed against Gaga's cyborg-sounding vocals for a sound that reflects its title -- the woozy and slow aftermath of having a little too much fun the night before.
When word got out that the song was going to be buried in the archives of unheard collaborations forever, fans were, understandably, upset. Lady Gaga posted an explanation on LittleMonsters.com, citing artistic differences as the main reason behind scrapping the track. You can check out her full post below.
I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynausous is confusing. To it clear it up I must explain this. When I collaborate with an artist i work solely with them, not with their camps or management. Its purely organic and creative. I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not his record. I have a very specific vision as a producer and songwriter, and I always have. That song will be released at a different time, for a different project. I love you, and think you should check out his stuff because he is truly great. He's a good kid, its just sometimes a mad city.
You can listen to "PartyNauseous" via SoundCloud above.
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