Critics may be sharpening their pens in anticipation of Madonna’s directorial movie debut W.E but I have good news for all you Material Girl fans!
The movie – a biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson – will feature the work of Madonna’s ray Of Light collaborator William Orbit. And William tells me the film’s a HIT!
“I’ve done two pieces of score music for the film,” he revealed. “It’s hard to describe but they’re quite moody as they come at pivotal moment during the romance. I’ve watched the film several times and it’s really good. It’s definitely Oscar worthy and I’m not just saying that. I wouldn’t comment on her past acting abilities so you know by me saying what I have that it’s really a great film. I definitely think Madonna could be up for an Oscar for Best Director. She has a very good eye and a great way with people. I’m not saying anything new by revealing she’s autocratic but as long as people share the same vision then it works and this film really does.”
And despite the Queen of Pop having her hands full creating a brand new album for this year too, William won’t confirm if he’s twiddling the knobs for her next opus. “I get an avalanche of Tweets everyday asking me when I’ll next be getting back into the studio with Madonna but you’ll have to ask her that. She’s always trying new things so who knows what she will come out with next,” he said. I can’t wait!
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently in the studio with Mika and we’ve been working on two tracks together. I’ve also been working with Chris Brown. I didn’t have any qualms about working with him. I don’t know how he got himself into that situation as he’s a really lovely guy and not who you think he would be. He’s also really funny and should be given his own TV show. Plus he’s the most incredible dancer.
And any other project in the pipeline?
I’ve created a little music powerhouse and we have teamed up to work with artists together so we’re the full package and need only to come to us. It consists of Priscilla Hamilton who has written a lot with Cheryl Cole (including Promise This), Jean Baptiste Kouame who has written a lot with the Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson’s young keyboard player.
What artists do you like to work with?
I like to work with artists who know their own mind. Like Madonna. Is Cheryl like that? With artists like that the people around them have a lot of influence over their sound.