Ariel Pink, who is now responsible for my least favorite press photo of all time (the one above), says he was asked to work on the new album from none other than Madonna. It's her follow-up to 2012's MDNA, and in an interview with Faster Louder, he revealed more details about how it all went down.

He said "they need something edgy. They need songwriting," adding "she can’t just have her Avicii, her producers or whatever, come up with a new techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she’s 20 years old. They actually need songs. I’m partly responsible for that return-to-values thing." Makes sense, actually. I can get that reasoning.

He's not totally sold on the idea, though. "I guess it’s called ‘throwback’, but the first record was so good because of the songs," he said. "It's been a downward slide [since]. Ray of Light is not cool. And all the other stuff she’s done after that, it’s not like it matters. It really shows a drain of values. People need more substance in their mac-and-cheese. People need more sugar or something."

While an Ariel Pink and Madonna collab would probably be the strangest thing ever, it's worth noting that her team probably asks tons of people to work on tracks for the record, so their time together may not see the light of day (although I hope it does).

Update: as suspected, Ariel Pink was just trolling everyone.

It also seems Grimes isn't a fan of Ariel Pink's comments either"