Lady Gaga Is Billboard’s 2015 Woman Of The Year, Talks ‘ARTPOP’ Fail & Purifying The Industry

Lady Gaga has contributed a lot for the industry, whether it be philanthropic or music-wise — so she is a fitting choice for Billboard‘s 2015 Woman Of The Year (Hillary Clinton also penned an essay tributing the star amongst others). For her insightful interview, Mother Monster reflects on a year filled with an engagement, recording studio sessions and starring in FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel.

“The reason I love watching horror films, mysteries and documentaries about crime is that it somehow numbs me from the pain I experience in my own life. You are watching something worse than whatever you think you’re going through. The terror of that suspends you, and you are able to forget about your own pain for a moment. It’s like a safe, psychological form of masochism,” Gaga said about Ryan Murphy‘s horror show franchise.

The singer also discussed the fail of ARTPOP and yearning to make the music industry pure again: “We can blame the digital era forever, but music is a natural right of humankind. We’ve been singing in caves since the beginning and learning about reverb because of our voices echoing off mountainsides. That’s the thing that scares people the most about me — of all of my contemporaries, I’m probably just the most romantic.”

In the midst of her current stint, the singer is prepping fans for her upcoming LG5 era. She has reportedly been in the studio with Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, but we may not receive the album until AHS: Hotel is completeClick here to read Gaga’s full interview over at Billboard.

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