Monsters are rejoicing this weekend as Lady Gaga finally unveiled new material from her much-discussed fourth Studio Disc ARTPOP, due in November. Performing a Live Set at London’s Roundhouse earlier today, Gaga explained her inspiration behind the forthcoming Disc, which perhaps is her most eclectic and artistic to date, veering from some of the commerciality we loved and adored on The Fame and The Fame Monster.
Lady Gaga states in a British accent:
“When I was making ARTPOP, I was thinking to myself what I truly wanted. What was the intention of the Album? I not only wanted to make Music you love because I want to make you happy, but I also wanted to make Music that made me free. Now I don’t mean to make this about me but when I say that what I mean is that I want to set myself free of this Box – this Box they put you in in Pop Music. It’s as if I have to say inside the box to be a Good Girl. I don’t want to stay in the Box. I want to live outside the Box with all of you. So I made some Music that’s a little bit different from what I made before but I made it because I’m a Fan. I’m a Fan of all different kinds of Music. Aren’t you?”.
Based on what we heard from her iTunes Festival Performance, ARTPOP appears to be a highly experimental mixture of Electronic Dance-Pop, early ’80s-inspired Rock, Hip-Hop – it veers to a much more theatrical, darker direction than ever before for Gaga, but she appears to be in her element here. The question is whether or Mainstream Fans will embrace this, but this surely is something she’s fully aware of as she transitions to another plain in her already massive Career.
Pay particular attention to the Track Swine, the rumoured second Single from ARTPOP which is said to target Perez Hilton, with whom she currently is still feuding. Gaga sings, “I know I know I know you really want me/You’re just a pig inside a human body/Squeal Squeal Squeal/You’re so disgusting/You’re just a pig inside”.
Check-out Lady Gaga‘s iTunes Festival Performance below:
Jewels & Drugs (ft. T.I.):
I’m really loving Gaga‘s big hair/bikini Barbarella-look inspired by Jane Fonda and of all the Tracks, I’d say MANiCURE is my fave thus far….
Universal Music releases ARTPOP on November 11, 2013.