Mark Ronson Is Plotting a New Album of "Sad Bangers" with Miley Cyrus, Lykke Li
Published Nov 28, 2018Earlier this week, news broke that Mark Ronson would be teaming up with Miley Cyrus for an upcoming Saturday Night Live performance. It turns out, though, that Ronson has an entire new album up his sleeve.
In a newly published BBC interview, Ronson opened up about the as-yet-untitled album, which will be his first solo effort since 2015's Uptown Special. And apparently, the new album boasts its fair share of guests. In addition to Miley Cyrus guesting on a song called "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart," Ronson has tapped Lykke Li, Yebba, and King Princess, among others.
Coming in the wake of a failed marriage with French actress Joséphine de La Baum, Ronson described the album as being made up of "sad bangers."
"That's kind of what made the collaborators on this record — more so than choosing a person for a musical style — they were all like-minded people, or people who were going through some traumatic personal stuff," Ronson explained to the BBC.
He also expanded on that whole "sad bangers" thing, saying, "Obviously, I didn't invent 'sad bangers,' far from it, 'Don't Leave Me This Way,' 'I Will Survive,' the entire outputs of Robyn and Drake and all the emo stuff but it was nice, even if I had to go through some stuff to have a bit of a concept present itself because then otherwise my records don't have a reason to exist.
"I'm not saying that the bad stuff was worth it but [the music] was definitely a positive byproduct of that."
So far, Ronson's album does not have a release date, but his Miley collaboration "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" will arrive on Thursday (November 29), while the pair will later perform together on SNL on December 15.
While Ronson's last proper full-length came out way back in 2015, he's hardly been idle these days, recently releasing singles with Dua Lipa, working with Diplo as Silk City, and even co-writing the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper duet "Shallow" from their film A Star Is Born.