Genre-transcending electro-pop singer-songwriter, M83’s Anthony Gonzalez of “Midnight City” fame, has offered to write Katy Perry’s next album.
The Hurry Up, I’m Dreaming creator who played to a packed tent both weekends of Coachella 2012 apparently saw Perry dancing at his first set. The Teenage Dream pop star tweeted later the definitive statement of “M83 ONLY.”
Later on, Gonzalez wrote on his Facebook wall, “I think I saw Katy Perry dancing on ‘Midnight City’ yesterday night. Katy, let me write your next album:).”
Perry returned the following weekend to watch M83 again, this time with new boyfriend Robert Ackroyd, a 22 year-old French model.
In an interview with MTV, Katy Perry divulged that she’s been listening to M83 and that she was planning on seeing Gonzalez at Coachella.
“I’ve been listening to, well, I guess it would have to be M83’s last record, this past record,” she said. “I think I’m going to see him at Coachella. Oh man, I’m so there. I love it so much.”
As can be heard in Gonzalez’s music, his sonic taste is all over the board so writing a smash-hit Katy Perry album wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for him.
“I grew up with posters of Iron Maiden hanging on my walls,” Gonzalez told KROQ’s Kat Corbett. “I just wanted to have fun on this album…and play with all my toys.”
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles / Jay Tilles, CBS Local