The singer revealed that she likes working with producers from Europe, which is why she hooked up with Martin Solveig, Italian DJ Benny Benassi and William Orbit for her new album MDNA.
Madonna told The Sun: "I think maybe I just have more of a European sensibility. People say that about my songs as well. I like working with people who are well-read and know what's going on in the world.
"Conversation is essential. With William, we always get into discussions about philosophy or quantum physics."
She continued: "With Martin Solveig we always end up getting into discussions about foreign films. When I'm working with people I can't just write music, I have to be able to talk about life and the world, and art.
"Benny was a tricky one because he doesn't speak English very well. I ended up kind of using his cousin Allessandro as an interpreter.
"It was a little bit frustrating at first but eventually we found a way to communicate. You figure out a way. With music it's so much about the vibe and the energy, and you know when things are working and when they're not."
Madonna's 12th studio album MDNA will be released in the UK and US on March 26.
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