Lady Gaga kills rumors about “Perfect Illusion,” being about Taylor Kinney!
Lady Gaga (as we all should know) has released a new single “Perfect Illusion.” And now she’s opening up about speculation saying her new jam is about Taylor Kinney. Gaga wasn’t about to let that kind of drama float around in the air and she doesn’t mind speaking the truth neither.
The 30-year-old singer was recently interviewed on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show. She said:
“This song is not a hit out against Taylor. He’s my best friend. This song is just about, I’m sure, not only feelings I’ve had but feelings he’s had, that my friends have had, that my sister has in her relationship. It’s a record about all of us, and I would never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much…”
Gaga isn’t the type to hold a grudge (unless you really hurt her) because she’s a loving person. And she always tries to show it through her actions. If you haven’t heard her interview you can check it out below because it’s a good one. Plus, it’s totally something to do while we wait for more fun news about Lady Gaga and her new album.
I can’t wait to hear [if] she collaborated with any other talent aside from Florence Welch, Mark Ronson and Beck. Lady Gaga worked her butt off on this new album and we’re sure it’s going to be a hit. (I’m even more excited for a tour, if there’s one coming but it sure does seem like a lot of artists are going on tour, like even Ariana Grande announced her tour dates).
She worked with a lot of amazing talent and the songs are “autobiographical.” He said:
“Every song on this album is completely autobiographical… These songs are implicitly related to things relating to my life.”
What’s better than songs you can relate too in life? It’s no secret that we all go through things in life and we each like our own kind of music but the fact is (many) of us love music being relatable because it helps us through moments in our lives. And music even creates memories (you know how you can hear a song and memories come flooding back into your head)? That’s what makes a good song, don’t you think?
We can look forward to the album dropping “soon,” according to Gaga in her Z100 interview. She said:
“really soon… it’s not very far away.”
And she enjoyed each collaboration uniquely.
Working together overall:
It’s so much, so much fun! … What’s not fun is when someone says they want to collaborate and I get sent like an email with a track, ‘Send us back your melody. Let us know if you want to do this. We don’t have time to meet up in the studio, but if you could just lay it down.’ That’s not collaboration to me! What’s been great about this is, for example, with Beck who I made this great dance song with, which we didn’t expect to happen. We just hung out for like an hour in Malibu talking just shooting the breeze, and at the end of it I was like, ‘So many I don’t know what you’re doing the rest of the night but we have a bunch of guitars if you want to play my Hummingbird Mark just got me, we can go in the live room, I’ll get the piano going, we’ve got a mic up, Mark can play some bass. Let’s just jam for a minute?’ And that’s just how it happened.”
On working with Florence:
“Florence and I when we were working together we laughed, we cried, we hugged each other,” she said of her excitement about the collaboration with Welch, which she revealed is called “Hey Girl.” The lyrics open with Gaga singing, “Hey girl can you hear me/ Are you holdin’ out your heart,” to which Welch responds, “Hey girl can you feel me/ Sometimes I go too far.” Gaga continued to recite her verses, “Hey girl it ain’t easy I know it’s pullin’ me apart/ Hey girl don’t you leave me/ Hey girl don’t you leave me/ Hey girl we can make it easy if we lift each other/ We don’t need to on oneing-up another.”
On her song “Hey Girl,” with Florence Welch and their connection:
“If you don’t meet together in the room and look each other in the eye, I can’t even tell you. Florence and I when we were working together, we cried, we laughed, we hugged each other. The song that we wrote together, I wish I could tell you the name of it… Okay, it’s called “Hey Girl.” The lyrics in the beginning of it I say, ‘Hey girl can you hear me? Are you holding out your heart?’ and then she sings to me, ‘Hey girl do you feel me? Sometimes I go too far.’ And I say, ‘Hey girl it ain’t easy, I know it’s pulling me apart. Hey girl don’t you leave me. Hey girl don’t you leave me. Hey girl, hey girl, we can make it easy if we life each other. We don’t need to keep on one-ing up another.’ That’s the song and like I said, I don’t think that you can write a song with lyrics that really capture the relationship with two people unless you have a real human connection.”
On ‘A Star is Born’ remake with Bradley Cooper:
“Gosh, Bradley Cooper is amazing to work with! He’s so talented, he’s so fun, he’s really my friend and it’s so good to have someone that you’re friends with that kind of knows what your life is like and that’s in the public eye. The story of ‘A Star is Born,’ which is a very classic story, really is kind of hinged upon I think actors and directors and songwriters that understand what it is to live a life in music and in show business. So it’s this amazing experience, it’s soul searching, it’s fun and I’m going to learn a lot. I really want to become a better actress so who better to do that with than with Bradley? But I’ll tell you something, when he and I were doing the test for the film, when I was essentially auditioning for Warner Brothers, he’s directing and acting at the same time… So he’s like, I want you to imagine the cameras are on me and he’s standing to the left of me feeding me my lines and giving me my eye line, and we’re talking about love or arguing, and he’s like, ‘Do it again, no bullshit. Do it again, no bullshit! That’s it, that’s it, right there, say it again. What do you mean? Camera right! Move around this way, capture this angle. Boom. Say it again!’ The whole time [I’m supposed to stay in character!] … it was great!”
And she even talked about her panic attacks and how she gets through them in life. She said:
On what helps her get through panic attacks:
“I think all people have the ability to be cool and great, whether you have panic attacks or not, I think we all need each other. At some point in Bradley’s life, I think he was more like me at one point, like the way I am now and he’s grown up so he’s teaching me something… What I mean is that I still panic, but I’m older now and I’m working through it and it doesn’t take over my entire day anymore or stop me from being able to do my job or stop me from having a good evening with my friends. Does that ever happen to you guys sometimes? You just get so overwhelmed! … I try to say to myself, honestly, and I hope this doesn’t sound pretentious because I do travel the world and I see a lot of things, but I’ve just seen a lot of poverty and people that are really sick and don’t have anything and governments that are really corrupt and children that don’t have educations and families who children are sick and they can’t pay for their surgeries. So when I have those moments, I have to keep in perspective that I’m freaking out about music, which is essentially a fun thing, show business which is essentially a fun thing, and if I’m freaking out about life and things that are important like friends being sick and so on, like that I just try to say there’s other people in the world that deal with the same issues as me and I’m not alone. It just helps to calm me down!”
Lady Gaga – Interview on Z100 Radio (08/19/2013) [Part 1]
Lady Gaga – Interview on Z100 Radio (08/19/2013) [Part 2]