Lady Gaga opened up about passing the dark times to make something special like Chromatica. The singer gets candid about her journey to making the album after releasing it back in May.
In 2018, Gaga reveals she used to wake up every day and remember she is Lady Gaga, and she got depressed. After the completion of her Joanne World Tour, the singer says she was peeling all the layers of the onion in therapy. She revealed as she got closer to the core, the core of the “onion” stunk.
“My existence in and of itself was a threat to me,” she adds. “I thought about really dark s**t every single day.” However, with the help of her producers and the people close to her, she came through it. She said she is a savage when it comes to making a pop song.
Gaga revealed as she was making Chromatica, she reconnected with herself and her talent. She revealed she would cry and ask where it went and why it has to hideaway. The pop star said those songs led her to freedom. She says it happens when she can go to the darkest part of my heart and visit things that are hard.
The singer said, “Give them to the world, and spin all the pain into a puddle of gold.” Although Gaga found herself through her music, she admitted to not being sure how people see her.
“I have no idea what people think or don’t think. I really don’t have an actual perfect grasp on how I’m viewed,” she says. “If you’re an artist and there is something you got to give, and you don’t even know why, but you were born that way, focus on that. Because that thing can’t be wrong.”
“I Promise We Won’t Be Six Feet Apart Forever”
Gaga’s sixth studio album was also postponed from its original release date like many other projects. However, she made it clear that she was concerned about other things that were far more important than her latest album.
The singer said when she sees people struggling like they are now, she puts on her super suit and decides to take action. She explained when one is born in this country, they all drink the poison of white supremacy. The pop star admits to learning and unlearning things that she has been taught since forever. She said, “Social justice is not just literacy, it’s a lifestyle.”
Gaga explained, “What do I think about [posting] a black square? I think everybody has a different feeling about a black square. Do I think there’s such a thing as performative activism? Yes.” She also agreed to, witnessing true activism that’s been very important and needed. The singer also believes Black lives matter. She also believes that it is going to get louder and it should.
The pop star desires to bring her views on social justice out in the open whenever her Monster Ball Tour will actually happen. She said, “To say that I would do it to make my show relevant? Absolutely not,” she says of adding messaging to her tour. “I would do it to make my show right. I would do it to make my show good.”
Gaga expresses that she wants to learn so much until the day somebody tells her she can effectively social distance at a stadium. She said whenever that day comes she would like to make a show that’s tailor-made with kindness. The pop star also assured fans, “I’ve been through enough to tell you that even though we can’t go onstage now, I know we will. It’s painful, and it’s hard and scary, but I promise we won’t be six feet apart forever.”
However, Gaga is grateful for having a platform that she can use her voice in and support issues that she believes in. She said it is a privilege to be an artist for the world in 2020. The singer said, “What a year for a heart that bleeds.”