It was announced on Tuesday that pop culture phenom Glee would be debuting two completely original songs, “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right,” on their March 15 episode (the songs will also be featured on the latest soundtrack compilation out March 8). Well, Gleeks, EW is giving you EXCLUSIVE details straight from the series’ music producer, Adam Anders, on how Glee landed superstar producer Max Martin (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), as well as what these new songs will sound like.
“Loser Like Me” will be tackled by the New Directions crew (Lea Michele and Cory Monteith take lead on most of the verses) and is, according to Anders, a “Gleek anthem. It’s a very uptempo, kind-of-summery hit.” Anders scored a major pop music coup by luring Martin, who crafted hits like “My Life Would Suck Without You,” to co-write the track. “He owns radio right now,” says Anders of Martin. “He’s had, like, seven No. 1s in the last year, and so if we wanna go to radio with anybody tagging along, I think he’s the guy you want.” Plus, getting Martin to sign on wasn’t as difficult as one might expect. “We’ve done like 30 of his songs on Glee,” says Anders. “The thing about Max is that he’s a huge fan of pop culture and he just loved the idea of being part of something that’s such a cultural phenomenon. So it was actually not hard to convince him at all. He was all about it.” Sweden-based Martin even got to witness the frenzy of Gleekdom. Says Anders, “He was actually over here working on Britney’s record and was exposed to exactly how enormous [Glee] is.” READ FULL STORY