There are a lot of music releases to be exited about this year, and Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP is definitely one of them.
Gaga has been extremely tight-lipped as far as details about the album. We practically know nothing about it.
Recently, a few fans were able to get a few details from the elusive pop star about her next album.
Gaga greeted us all with a big hug and took photos while exchanging small talk. When that was done, she sat in her chair and answered questions for what was supposed to be 20 minutes, but turned into an hour. During the conversation, 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.
ARTPOP is slated to be released later this year.