MusicRadar.com discusses with British composer, producer and songwriter Guy Sigsworth what it feels like working with Madonna.
How did you approach working with someone the stature of Madonna when you collaborated on What It Feels Like for a Girl?
“Madonna said she wanted the music adjusted to better fit her melody so I moved a bar to bring it in line with the verse and she said she thought was too simple. She wanted to use the sounds that were already there so there was no question of overdubbing things so what I did was to create the arrangement by basically just chopping up and re-positioning sounds that were already in the mix in different positions around her vocal to create the verse.
“It was just ‘where do we place the sounds we have to make the verse work?’ It was a problem but in a way it was brilliant in the way she imposed a restriction on it that made us be more creative.”