Lady GaGa is gearing up to release her highly-anticipated new album, "ARTPOP". Initially scheduled to arrive in early 2013, the follow-up to 2011's "Born This Way" was delayed until November due to the singer's hip injury.
In a recent interview with O2 for MailOnline, the 27-year-old artist tried to define her third studio effort. "How would I define 'ARTPOP'? Well I'd define it in lots of different ways," the Mother Monster said.
"On the album I say 'we could belong together ARTPOP,' so in the simplest way I would say the dream of these two things belonging, art and pop together but with art in the front," she referred to the lyrics in the album's title track.
"We sort of like to say if we can belong together you and I, or me and my fans - if we can belong together in this room and make love then maybe our dream of these two things - art and pop- belonging together, maybe that could come true," she continued. "So the intention of the album was to put art culture into pop music, a reverse of [pop-art icon Andy] Warhol. Instead of putting pop onto the canvas, we wanted to put the art onto the soup can."
"ARTPOP" has so far spawned two singles, "Applause" and "Do What U Want". The former single was released in August and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard 100. Meanwhile, the latter track came as a replacement for "Venus", whose status has been relegated to promotional single. GaGa decided to make the switch after learning that the R. Kelly-assisted track received rave reviews from fans.
GaGa's new record is set to arrive on November 11. In a newer interview with Sirius XM, GaGa expressed her gratitude for Madeon, Zedd, RedOne, DJ White Shadow and will.i.am who worked with her on the album.
"I find producers that have been in the industry for a long time to be very oppressive and very unsupportive of my natural talents because I'm blonde, female, and I have tits and an ass and I'm sexual onstage, so I must not know anything about music," she said. "These were experiences where they respect me as a musician, as an artist, as a songwriter, as a woman, and as a visionary. When I go in there, it's equal standing."
Lady GaGa, who was born Joanne Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in New York City, showed a strong passion in music since she was a little. She used to sing along her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper's hits. There was also a point in her childhood where she turned to sounds performed by The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. By age four, she had taught herself to play piano by ear. When she was a teenager, she penned her first song and played in front of public for the first time during an open mic night at New York's Bitter End with a band she formed. » more