Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’: A “Very Risky” Assault “On Your Mind, Ears, Body”
In case you were unswayed by all the hype Lady Gaga has tossed around regarding her next album ARTPOP, Mother Monster revealed more hyperbolic details about the record in a chat with fans on her Little Monsters social networking site. Gaga told them the record “is very risky,” which is no surprise since she already spoke about splitting it into commercial and experimental volumes. “My favorite thing about Born This Way album is that it was risky…and its own thing,” she wrote. “ARTPOP is very risky…if you’re not taking a risk you’re not breaking any boundaries.”
The sometime-jazz singer also talked about how fans can expect an in-your-face album, saying that ARTPOP is “like an assault…on your mind, ears, body.” If “Cake” is any indication, this seems about right. In the online dialogue published by UltimateGaga.net, the 26-year-old singer, whose last album Born This Way came out back in 2011, also admitted that the reason this album was taking so long is because the well-known perfectionist insisted on writing all of her songs herself. “I feel so bad. I know you all wanna kill me. But nobody writes my songs for me!” Gaga said. “Every single song you’ve ever heard by me, I created from nothing with friends. So it takes some time. New inspiration. New sounds. New experiences.”
Recently Gaga has been non-stop talking about her newest LP. Previously she announced that it will be “multimedia experience” featuring a “Telephone” sequel. On November 27, the wild Lady even tweeted that she has written “like 50 songs” for the album. Oh, and don’t forget, she’s reteaming with famed photographer Terry Richardson to do a documentary on ARTPOP. Even though we feel like we know far more than we need to about this album, we also feel like we have no idea what’s in store.