As promised, Lady Gaga joined forces with Google on Tuesday to answer a string of fan-generated questions for an hour-long interview posted on YouTube called “Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga.”
While the pop star dished on a range of topics, including her upcoming album, Born This Way, and aspiring-singers-turned-viral-YouTube stars (yes, she mentioned Rebecca Black), the most exciting news she shared with her fans was that she’ll be directing the video for her next single, “Judas,” alongside creative director Laurieann Gibson.
“I’m very excited. Actually, I can exclusively reveal here at Google that I will be making my directorial debut with Laurieann Gibson, directing this video with her ourselves,” the singer said to the cheers of the interview’s live audience.
Keeping in line with the song’s title, Mother Monster also admitted that the clip will include religious imagery. “It’s no surprise, I’m sure, to many of you, that Judas is a man of the biblical senses, so expect to see some symbolism in this video,” she said.
Gaga also gave fans a taste of the club track’s lyrics by offering a few lines from the song. “When he comes to me, I am ready/ I’ll wash his feet with my hair if he needs/ Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain/ Even after three times, he betrays me/ I’ll bring him down, a king with no crown,” she recited.
Gaga explained that “Judas,” which she produced along with RedOne, talks about confronting one’s demons. “You have to look into what is haunting you and you need to look into forgiving yourself in order to move on,” she said. “And it’s really fun to dance to and sounds like it could be a pop priest record.”
She also described a track off her “avant-garde techno rock” LP called “Edge of Glory.” Recalling the loss of her grandfather last year, Gaga revealed that she wrote the tune at an emotional moment at the piano while taking tequila shots with her father. “The song’s about your last moment on Earth, the moment of truth. The edge of glory is that moment right before you leave the Earth,” she said.