Lady Gaga Was Reborn This Way, Baby

After speaking with Lady Gaga over the phone for nearly half an hour last weekend while she tours in Europe, I gathered she is an old soul. Exactly why she and her 88-year-old music counterpart, Tony Bennett, perform so well together on their new jazz album, “Cheek To Cheek.”

Download “Cheek to Cheek” (Deluxe Version) on iTunes.

She expressed to me time and time again how happy she is, and it makes sense. She’s in more control of her music, her image and her body now than ever before. Becoming a pop super star came at a price, and right now she’s unwilling to sacrifice.

I asked how she was doing.