She’s unveiled two tracks, “Living on the Radio” and “You and I,” and gotten the album title, which she belted out at the VMAs , tattooed on her body, and now Lady Gaga is revealing a few more details about her forthcoming album, Born This Way.
“The album is my absolute greatest work I’ve ever done and I’m so excited about it. The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean in my own life — it’s utter liberation,” the singer tells RWD magazine about the album, which has yet to get a definite release date.
“Everyone tells me I’m arrogant but my music’s the only thing I’ve got, so you’ll have to let me be confident about one thing,” she said. “I suppose that’s what you can expect from the album: a lot of hit records that will piss people off.”
As for how the songs on the album are already being received, she explains that her pal Beyoncé was blown away by the music. “Beyoncé said: ‘Where the f— do you get these ideas from?’ ” she recalled. “And I was like: ‘I don’t know Bey, it was just the way I was born.’ ”
Always a champion for gay rights, Gaga has become even more vocal about making changes for the gay community, even posting an anti-”don’t ask, don’t tell” video on her website. “I knew I had an ability to change the world when I started to receive letters from fans,” she said. “[Fans would write,] ‘You saved my life…’ ‘I’m gay and my parents threw me out.’ My fans have related to me as a human being and as a non-human being — as a super-human person that I truly am.”