[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] graces the March cover of Vogue in a baby pink wig, styled like late British fashion icon Isabella Blow, with her hands at her side and wearing a decidedly feminine Grecian gown. The accompanying article is an in-depth portrait of the pop star that also reveals some new details about her single, “Born This Way,” set for release on Friday.
“I wrote ['Born This Way'] in 10 f—ing minutes,” she explains in the article. “And it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.”
Jonathan Van Meter, who wrote the article for the fashion magazine, heard the track and said that it “at first sounds suspiciously like a Madonna tune and then switches into something that feels a bit like a Bronski Beat hit and then finally transforms into its own thing: a Gaga original. Clearly an homage to the obscure underground disco record ‘I Was Born This Way’; it is an unbelievably great dance song, destined to be the anthem of every gay-pride event for the next 100 years.”
In the chat, Gaga said that the album of the same name, out in May, will certainly be a Gaga record with something to say about life and her “little monsters.”
“Because as an artist and as a performer, the person that they look up to to create this space of freedom and escapism, I want to give my fans nothing less than the greatest album of the decade,” she said. “I don’t want to give them something trendy. I want to give them the future.”
Gaga also revealed the name of the album’s next single, “Judas,” which will blend pop and rock. “There’s a Bruce Springsteen vibe, there’s a Guns N’ Roses moment. It’s the anthemic nature of the melodies and the choruses,” she said. “It is much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of. It’s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It’s like a giant musical-opus theater piece.”