Lady Gaga opened up about the process of Making Chromatica on AmericanSongwriters.com on their latest interview: "Lady Gaga Is a Legendary Creative Shape-Shifter"
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
“A house is something you construct. I want to make nature in my music. However the genesis, the seed of my rose garden must be that intention to create nature. This album (Chromatica) was my nature at the time. It still is, but I’ve also evolved. I can listen to what I sang and feel catharsis. I feel at peace with myself, and I feel strong and I feel powerful. Sometimes when you don’t feel great, you have to create it.”
Gaga started the rollout of her highly anticipated sixth studio album, Chromatica, in early 2020. The lead single, Stupid Love and the second single, Rain On Me, were both released with stunning visuals that gave a taste to fans of what to expect for the record.
“I chose ‘Stupid Love’ as the first single off Chromatica and ‘Rain on Me’ as the second because those two songs are about vital things,” Gaga says. “Love in the world, kindness in the world. Rid yourself of shame. Open the door to faith. Accept your pain and embrace the rainfall of those tears. Accept that you’re wet from crying but that you’re still alive. That must be good enough for now.”
Chromatica arrived during a very tumultuous time in the world, however the album sparked joy amongst fans and brought a ray of light into the darkness. Fans and critics praised the album for its upbeat sound and deep, personal message.
“I love music’s ability to spread happiness, kindness and joy,” Gaga says. “I love its ability to speak while it’s singing. I love its ability to say things without saying them. I love its ability to be both simple and complicated at the same time, just like human beings. I love the way it sounds. I love the way it soothes and heals us. I also love the way that music can be disruptive. I think great art is disruptive, and I think that you can be kindly disruptive. I would like to be kindly disruptive until my last song.”
You can read the full interview here.