Lady Gaga is leaving the theatrics behind as she inches closer to the release of her latest album “Joanne”.
An au naturel Gaga kept her look low-key as she posed for the cover of The Sunday Times’ Culture issue. Inside, the “Million Reasons” singer revealed she’s going back to basic, preferring to keep the interview focused on music.
“To be frank, I would just prefer to go through this album cycle and talk about my music. That’d be great. It becomes about everything else, and that was what I [once] wanted,” she admits. “But if I wear a black T-shirt and black pants every day, [people] might listen to what I write. All the outfits, fashion and art pieces over the years made sense to me. They didn’t make sense to other people. But I always got it. It was an expression, not a hiding.”
Gaga’s new stripped down style, she says, echoes the feel of her music, but also relates to her newest collaborators who have forced her to lose her distracting headpieces. “This time, my style just stayed naturally at how I’ve been in the studio. I started vehemently saying, ‘Get these clothes out! I’m not wearing this! I’m not wearing heels!’” she admits. “And some of that, too, is because I’ve been in the studio with boys. You can’t make music with a bunch of boys who are staring at a lobster on your head.”
As for her highly-anticipated new album “Joanne”, which is available starting October 21, Gaga has her target audience down pat. “This woman in middle America with hair pulled back, no makeup…[in] a sweatshirt you’d buy at the drugstore, [with] a kid in one hand, pinot grigio in the other, two kids running around. You don’t know if she’s married,” she shares. “But she’s at my show, crying her eyes out because she feels I’m speaking for her.”