Lady Gaga Tells ‘Sunday Morning’ That ‘Joanne’ Was Crafted With A ‘Lot Of Crying, A Lot Of Pain’

Lady Gaga (not to be confused with Viscountess Gaga) still has that “new album glow” about her. Mother Monster is currently in promo mode for Joanne and those duties go beyond the occasional round of Carpool Karaoke. The pop megastar has also been the subject of interviews galore, including a rather candid appearance on today’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning.

In her chat with Lee Cowan, Gaga touched on the subject of her changing sound and the potential struggles her Little Monsters might have in adjusting to her current incarnation.

“I think it is hard for them at times to, you know, change from album to album, ‘cause I go through quite a transformation,” she explained. “And that’s just the way I am as an artist. You know, they have to kind of let go of the last era of music.”

The “new” era of Gaga is one armed with an album that the artist says was crafted with a “lot of crying, a lot of pain. A lot of learning about myself.” That explains why she told the program that Joanne was what she considers to be her most honest album yet. Presumably that honesty will be placed on display for the globe to see when Gaga performs at Super Bowl LI in Houston. Gaga says she tackles massive shows the same way she does the tiny ones.

“Yeah, I always say, you gotta play a dive bar like you play an arena, and you play an arena like you play a dive bar,” offered the popular recording artist.

We need to start going to dive bars with better production values. That’s an important takeaway from this.