Lady Gaga Says Her New Record Allowed Her To ‘Come Down’ From Her ‘American Horror Story’ Role

Lady Gaga is a rather busy multihyphenate/mogul. That checks out. Gaga is pretty good at things. However, you can’t just expect Mother Monster to snap back into pop mode at the moment’s notice.

Gaga, who just dropped the single “Perfect Illusion” on all of our dumb heads, shared during a Radio 1 interview that her new album required her not to approach things like her American Horror Story persona. You’d think this talking point would lead to Gaga drizzling a few tidbits about the ever mysterious season six, but that wasn’t in the cards.

“Mark Ronson gave me a moment to come down from the character because that’s not the character that is making the record,” shared Gaga. “The character I play is quite grounded. That may sound ridiculous when you see who she is — she’s very in the earth — and that helped me when I got to the studio because I got in that place where I felt really connected to people.”

Ideally, Gaga’s in-studio character is of someone that isn’t going to make ARTPOP 2.

No word yet on when the proper full-length will arrive or what its title will be. “Uptown Funk” enabler Mark Ronson serves as the exec producer for LG5 with touches from the likes of Bloodpop and Tame Impala tune vendor Kevin Parker. Josh Homme, Beck, Florence Welch, and Father John Misty are among the guests that lent a hand with the not-yet-finished album. The final product is set to arrive sometime this year.

On a more concrete note, American Horror Story will kick off its sixth season on September 14.

(Via NME)