Ben Rice, a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga, spoke with Texarkana Gazette about his experience making Chromatica and working with Gaga and Ariana Grande on the grammy award winning #1 hit Rain On Me.
Rice mentions the sheer excitement that was in the studio once Ariana Grande joined the process for Rain On Me.
"It was a very warm, hugging environment," he said, adding, "We played it for her and she was so excited and she got emotional about it, just super-hyped up."
Ben Rice continued to describe Rain On Me, and Chromatica's personal messages being infused with upbeat dance production. He says the album itself "is a dance album" and that Gaga was "intimate and personal putting herself courageously into the songs."
Rice even opened up about his previous work with Gaga, the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, and how it is one if the most meaningful projects he's ever worked on. Yet, he still illuminates on Chromatica, saying "it felt good to pick up where they left off and do something entirely different for Chromatica."
Rice reveals that he's also "gearing up for the next Gaga project." Further stating that he has a studio at his house where he can work remotely with people through Zoom.