Lady Gaga: ‘ARTPOP is about a phoenix rising from the ashes’
During the Meet & Greet with her fans after her concert in Saint Paul last night, Lady Gaga revealed some very important info about her new album saying she considers ARTPOP her first real album! Read more below:
Lady Gaga spoke about ARTPOP, saying that she was much happier while writing and recording it, compared to the last record – a process that started directly after she finished Born This Way. She said she knew Born This Way was a challenge to most of her fans; that we endured a lot. Gaga said she created the album, which ultimately became a movement, as a form of therapy. She has no regrets about Born This Way, but feels she is now able to move on as a happier and more mature person.
When asked if she felt pressured about the new record, Gaga said she would be worried if there wasn’t any pressure, because it helps her work. She said she knows what we want; and that’s fun, dirty, dance music, and there’s no shortage of it on ARTPOP.
She explained that the album is pretty much done: there’s vocals and music on all the tracks, but she wants to take 3 weeks after the tour is over, during her “creative break”, to re-record her vocals with her coach Don Lawrence, so that the album is the best quality it can be, because it’s forever. Gaga mentioned that she considers ARTPOP her first real album, that it’s about a phoenix rising from the ashes, and is worried if she’ll ever be able to top it because she knows it’s that good.
As our meet-and-greet wrapped up, Gaga told us to ignore all the bullshit and get ready for ARTPOP.