Little monsters, you have been warned: Lady Gaga’s new album will set new standards for the industry. If you thought she's pushed all the limits so far, she's gone even further on the next CD, which she describes as utterly liberating.
“The new album is my absolute greatest work I've ever done, and I'm so excited about it,” the controversial singer said about her still-untitled album.
“The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean to me in my own life — it's utter liberation. I'm on the quest to create the anthem for my generation for the next decade, so that's what I've done,” she added, speaking in the pre-Fall issue of i-D magazine.
The album doesn’t drop until next year, but she recently revealed her creative juices had really been flowing and that she has written more than enough songs for her next record to be a double album.
Gaga refused to reveal who she’s working with on the new album, saying only that she wants to keep her sound fresh. "I will never tell because as soon as I tell, everyone starts working with them. So all I can say is that nobody knows who they are. They're all new," she said.
And for those who were wondering if the Elton John-esque ballad "You and I", which she first performed at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball in June, was an indication of the project's sound, Gaga said, "It's not totally indicative of the new album sound; it's just a really big rock-and-roll hit."
But she isn’t sure if she wants to go down the collaboration route this time, despite the success of her “Telephone” hit with Beyoncé. “At this moment, I don't want to feature anyone; I just want to stand on my own two feet,” she said.
Looking to the long term, she implied that her career would go from strength to strength.