Last edited by Tonic; 10-08-2015 at 12:52 PM.
She's Billboard's 2015 Woman of the Year.
Some really interesting quotes. She's very self-aware of how ARTPOP was received. Excited to see what kind of music this headspace leads to.
‘I TOOK A GAMBLE BECAUSE EVERYONE HAD WRITTEN ME OFF’
“As soon as the Oscars were over, [former chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M] Jimmy Iovine emailed me something like, ‘That was so f---ing fantastic, and it could’ve been such a disaster.’ He’s Italian and from Brooklyn, so we speak the same comedic language, but I knew he was right. The truth is you can either nail a performance like that or butcher some of the most classic songs sung by an all-time great. I took the gamble because everyone had written me off. It took me a long time to get those notes. I told my manager, ‘I need two months working with my vocal coach every day and to be sober, which means I can’t do other work at all.’ When I work I need to drink and smoke, and I have body pain [due to hip surgery]. But I’m just like any other girl -- there’s a human being in there, and if you can keep the human intact, that’s what you’re going to hear in the music.
“At the end of 2014, my stylist asked, ‘Do you even want to be a pop star anymore?’ I looked at him and I go, ‘You know, if I could just stop this train right now, today, I would. I just can’t. [But] I need to get off now because I’m going to die.’ When you’re going so fast you don’t feel safe anymore, you feel like you’re being slapped around and you can’t think straight. But then I felt hands lifting me. It was like everybody came together to try and put a star back in the sky, and they weren’t going to let me down.”
Honestly, who else performs like her in pop music today?
She just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini-series for American Horror Story!
I'm not sure how I feel. It sounds like it should be by someone else tbh.
It sounds like a Katy Perry song.
tuna rubber a little blubber in my igloo
I think more than anything it sounds like an attempt for a radio hit by riding the wave of that Bieber/Jack U sound that top 40 is regurgitating right now.
On a much more positive note, the Coachella setlist looked crazy good.
Darn - when I saw the headline I thought she had covered a Cure song!
chillin in kyoto grand with my man Skrill
Born This Way
The Cure (New song)
Edge of Glory
Bad Romance (Verse/Chorus snippet)
You and I
Applause (Audio interlude with lyrics)
Living in my own personal Cornwall bubble
Coachella set has me considering going next weekend...
I really like "The Cure." It's on trend and feels like her way of meeting the festival kids where they live, so to speak. She did it with Nick Monsoon, who did most of ARTPOP as well as recent songs on Selena Gomez's and Britney Spears' albums. I love how delicate her voice is on the verses and while it leans heavily on the sounds of now, it actually has a chorus instead of a damn drop, thank god. It feels like her saying, "If I wanted to chuck out songs like these, I could. Here you go."