Lady Gaga is in fighting form ahead of Joanne.
Mother Monster sat down with Ryan Seacrest on 102.7 KIIS FM to chat about her forthcoming pop record (out Oct. 21), enforcing her ideals that she will always pursue an album that means something to her versus recording material that’s “in.”
“At the center of it all, it is a pop record,” she tells Seacrest. “I will carve it into my chest… because I don’t know if people forget this about me, or if it’s just the way I am, but I’m never aiming to make a pop record that is of the status quo or what’s happening in music. My aim is to always be different and to push things further. Not necessarily forward or backwards, but just push them in a new direction and it alway has a positive message behind it.”
“I’m just completely involved with every aspect of it,” Gaga continued. “I don’t just walk into a studio and someone goes, ‘Here’s the record. We think you should sing this. Go in the booth, let’s see how it sounds. The tracks done.’ That’s not how it works for me. I go in the studio and I have nothing and me and Mark sit there and stare at each other, ‘What are we going to do now?’ and then we make a record, and I work on the arrangements. I co-produced the whole album, I co-wrote the whole album, if not all the music coming from my soul and spirit.”
She added: “It’s one of those things where I kind of found myself in interviews bringing myself back to the message of The Fame, because it’s almost like I need to remind people that I’m not interested in making normal pop music. I never have been and my interest has always been to burst the bubble and be the fist that gashes through the window because that’s what’s exciting and fun and it’s what I love to do.”
As for her new song “Just Another Day,” Gaga says it’s “the last song on the record,” adding: “It’s probably the most New York-glam-pop song on the album. It’s the one that airs from David Bowie, Mark Bolan, and then maybe from some like obscure, London metal stuff, the Beatles. It also kind of airs from the electroclash movement from New York and that’s kind of when I was coming up, was right after that.”
Listen to “Just Another Day” below and her entire interview with Seacrest above.