May 20, 2020

Lady Gaga Interviewed by Zane Lowe for Beats 1

Lady Gaga Interviewed by Zane Lowe for Beats 1

Lady Gaga has given an exclusive interview for Beats 1 by Apple Music, in which she revealed to Zane Lowe the creative and writing process behind her highly anticipated new sixth studio album 'Chromatica', as well as Ariana Grande's collab and other songs from the album.

Check out some highlights of the interview below: 

✪ On Ariana Grande's Collaboration:

"She was so wonderful and I think that maybe she assumed that she was gonna come in and I would be like 'here, just sing this and thank you so much for your time' right. But instead, I asked her what she needed, how she wanted to do things."

"I told her, 'now everything you care about when you sing, I want you to forget it and just sing. And while you do it, I'm gonna dance in front of you," she added. "It’s also a metaphor for the amount of alcohol I was taking to numb myself. I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive, rain on me.”

"When she came to the studio I was still crying, she came up to me and said, 'You're gonna be alright, call me, here's my number', and she was very persistent, she tried being my friend so many times. But I was very ashamed, I didn't want to project all that negativity onto her. Then she came up to me and said 'you're hiding', and I said 'yeah, you're right, I'm absolutely hiding', and that's where our friendship flourished."

✪ On 'Free Woman': 

"I try to make things that are genderless, only because I know that it's significant, but with this song in particular [Free Woman], I felt the need to reference my gender, even though I have absolute despair when people attribute gender or sexual identity to your personality, like when someone says 'your personality is masculine', what does that even mean? So especially in this song, I felt the need for it to be 'Free Woman' because I was sexually assaulted by a music producer."

✤ On 'Babylon':

"On this album, we did 'Babylon', a song about gossip, something that had dominated my life, that made me feel so small and chained. Now I wear chains and I wear them with pride. I feel free."

✤ On 'Fun Tonight':

"That song means a lot to me, for so many nights people I love would try to come up to me and try to make me smile or laugh but I just couldn't, I had no ability to be happy."

✸ On 'Sine From Above':

“The sound created stars like me and you before there was love, there was silence. I heard one Sine and it healed my heart. Heard a sine.”

✷ On Chromatica:

"This album feels like a non-stop dance marathon. I can't wait to dance with people to this music."

❇ On Her Sexual Assault: 

“I’m no longer going to define myself as a survivor, or a victim of sexual assault. I’m just a person that is free who went through some f*cked up shit."

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