Lady Gaga Rolling Stone: New Album Focuses on Issues Close to her Heart
Presently the singer may be involved in controversy for her behavior at a New York Yankees game, but Lady Gaga is looking to the future.
In this week’s issue of Rolling Stone, Gaga talks her upcoming album, which she says will be a little tougher than The Fame, and its follow up, The Fame Monster. While those discs focused on her ambition to become a pop star, Gaga will now be using her fame to draw attention to hot-button political and social issues close to her heart, like the status of gays in the military.
“Why are we still talking about ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell? It’s like, what f—king year is it? It makes me crazy!” she exclaimed in the interview.
In essence, don’t expect the new tracks to be as sweet as her current hits. Gaga says, “And I have been for three years baking cakes – and now I’m going to bake a cake that has a bitter jelly. The message of the new music is now more bitter than it was before. Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be.”
So far Lady Gaga is planning for an early 2011 album release date. After working for months on the material, she’s finally at a place where she feels her record is finished. As for the name of the new album, fans will have to wait until midnight on New Years Eve to hear it – or see it. Gaga is planning on getting the album title tattooed on her body, and then releasing a photo of it.
Lady Gaga is about to begin the North American leg of her Monster’s Ball Tour, which begins June 28, in Montreal.