Here's What Made Lady Gaga 'Cry A Lot' in the Studio While Making New Music

Lady Gaga made a storming return as a pop music renegade late Thursday (Feb. 27) with the release of “Stupid Love,” and its interstellar music video.

There’s more where that came from. Gaga poured all her heart and cosmic energy into her forthcoming full-length project, the follow-up to 2016’s Joanne.

“We are definitely dancing,” Gaga says of the new album, in an interview with Zane Lowe for his New Music Daily on Apple Music, “I think the best way to describe all of the things that you just said is that I put all my heart, all my pain, all my messages from the other realm that I hear of what they… what they tell me to tell the world and I put it into music that I believe to be so fun and you know, energetically really pure, and I want people to dance and feel happy.”

Gaga adds, “Someone asked me the other day what my goal was with this album and it actually sounds ridiculous when I say it out loud. But I go, I said, 'I would like to put out music,'" she says with a laugh. "That a big chunk of the world will hear, and it will become a part of their daily lives and make them happy every single day."

While there’s no title or release date yet for the new album, expect it be the dopest thing you’ve heard for some time. Because, well, Gaga says so.

“There were so many different iterations of these songs because we all wanted it to be perfect and literally nobody cared who put their fingerprints on it," she tells the New Zealand-born presenter, "as long as it was the dopest thing that we could give the world and that it was meaningful, authentic, and completely me.”

Gaga also opened up on the experience collaborating with Max Martin, BloodPop, and Tchami, and cutting the album in her studio digs, formerly owned by Frank Zappa.

“I used to cry a lot in the studio because I, I would listen back to what I was singing and I would hear my voice and I would hear the music and it would be so joyful and I, and celebratory, and it, I would essentially see the arc of my entire day,” she recounts.

Gaga took a left turn on Joanne, a personal effort that leaned on country and soft rock elements and which she promoted with an intimate "dive bar tour."

That set dropped Oct. 21, 2016, becoming Gaga's fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Later, of course, Gaga collaborated with Bradley Cooper on the chart-topping 2018 soundtrack to their award winning film A Star Is Born.

Listen to the interview below.


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