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post Sep 19 2014, 09:50 PM
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ďI felt like people were holding me to a pretty high standard. Everybodyís hooting and hollering because, you know, I didnít sell 20 million records this time. You know, itís one thing to put a train on the tracks. But itís another thing to keep the train on the tracks. You canít just let a train out on the tracks and just run it outÖ I crashed. I just didnít even want to make music anymore.Ē - Lady Gaga

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So true in some aspects but such a heartbreaking read sad.gif the fact the media and her fans dragged ARTPOP to the extents they did makes it even worse
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post Sep 19 2014, 10:05 PM
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That's hard to read through, but it is true what she says. The pedestal she was placed on, and the almost impossible task of living up to those sales etc set her up to fall.

It's all about what she does now to recover from the "crash"... Working with Tony seems to be putting her back on the right track biggrin.gif
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post Sep 20 2014, 02:04 AM
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She put HERSELF on that pedestal, though.

She talked about how "Born This Way" was the record of the generation. And at the time in that era her cockiness was more than off putting. I found her MUCH more relatable in the Artpop era.
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post Sep 20 2014, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE(HausofKubrick @ Sep 20 2014, 12:05 AM) *
That's hard to read through, but it is true what she says. The pedestal she was placed on, and the almost impossible task of living up to those sales etc set her up to fall.

It's all about what she does now to recover from the "crash"... Working with Tony seems to be putting her back on the right track biggrin.gif

It's such a shame the 'art' of the ARTPOP era was really its downfall in the end. I felt as if it was the era in which Gaga wanted to put in her artistry all on her own, sonically and visually, and she ended up being so restricted by her management. I felt as if she intended to be that era for her similar to Britney's Blackout or Rihanna's Rated R, and all the drama behind the scenes ended up shooting the era in the foot sad.gif

QUOTE(Tyler~ @ Sep 20 2014, 04:04 AM) *
She put HERSELF on that pedestal, though.

She talked about how "Born This Way" was the record of the generation. And at the time in that era her cockiness was more than off putting. I found her MUCH more relatable in the Artpop era.

I think many misunderstood what she meant when she said that. She explained it during her BTWB shows, by record of the generation, she meant she created it for her fans/the new out and proud generation. She said the album was entirely inspired by her fans that came from all walks of life and she wanted them to feel inspired by it in times discrimination because of how the majority of her fans are gay or weird/different.

So basically it was the record FOR her generation, not OF the generation haha <3
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post Sep 20 2014, 11:30 AM
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QUOTE(Tyler~ @ Sep 20 2014, 02:04 AM) *
She put HERSELF on that pedestal, though.

She talked about how "Born This Way" was the record of the generation. And at the time in that era her cockiness was more than off putting. I found her MUCH more relatable in the Artpop era.


And she said that ARTPOP was ... 'the album of the Millennium'. She put this pressure on herself, cracked, and released an album like ARTPOP because of it.

BTW 'album of the generation', the next 'album of the millennium', and this just wasn't true. She needs to drop the pretentiousness, strop trying so hard to BE what she wants people to know her as, and hst release greatpop and naturally BECOME a legend, not try and force her idea of herself onto everyone.
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post Sep 20 2014, 12:04 PM
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It is a shame for her, but at the same time she really needs a thicker skin to survive in this business. She should have expected the pressure would be massive
when she released new music.
I mean, when Alanis Morissette didn't come close to matching the sales of Jagged Little Pill, she just dusted herself off and made more albums without giving much
of a care to what people said.
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post Sep 20 2014, 12:33 PM
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Gaga should take it as a compliment that people hold her to such a high standard, but at the same time it's a f*** up because people will always complain about how what she's doing now isn't up to par with her past works. This was bound to happen and always does with new artists who reach stardom as quickly like her.

Yes she says things like "album of the millenium" and that is overly-ambitious and that can be seen as a blessing and a curse, but I appreciate that she's always willing to go the extra mile with everything she does. She's never restraining herself and that's something I always loved about Gaga. It's visible in every music video, live performance, public appearance she does - she goes all out and she does that for her fans. She works so f***ing hard also, people never seems to realize how massive her tours really are, it's no wonder she broke her hip you know.

But anyway with this Jazz album, you can see she's sort of taking a backseat and pacing herself, and I think within the next year or so, she'll possibly be back and rejuvenated cause it seems like the whole 2013 year ( Born This Way Ball cancellation, hip-injury, ARTPOP album being dismissed as a "flop") wasn't in her favor; but the next album may work out well which is great. We all know that Gaga takes music very seriously and pours all her emotion into it and that of all pop stars she is the bitch that won't go down without a fight cheer.gif
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The Fame is one of my all time favourite albums, I don't think any other album Gaga has made or will make will come near, because it made me fall in love with her. There was no one like her around at that time, but if you compare The Fame musically to ARTPOP musically, there is no comparison. The Fame makes ARTPOP look so basic. Hopefully her next album (after the one with Tony) she will go back to her earlier sound.
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post Sep 20 2014, 05:56 PM
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QUOTE(!Khimaros! @ Sep 20 2014, 07:30 AM) *
And she said that ARTPOP was ... 'the album of the Millennium'. She put this pressure on herself, cracked, and released an album like ARTPOP because of it.

BTW 'album of the generation', the next 'album of the millennium', and this just wasn't true. She needs to drop the pretentiousness, strop trying so hard to BE what she wants people to know her as, and hst release greatpop and naturally BECOME a legend, not try and force her idea of herself onto everyone.


Co-signed.

I think the cockiness she showed from 'Born This Way' to right before the release of 'Artpop' really made her lose a lot of her general public support, tbh.
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Gaga: "My integrity as a musician is more important to me than money"

NEW YORK, N.Y. - After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up.

"I've very centred now. I meditate a lot. I'm happy. I am more sober than I've ever been," the singer said interview this week. "It's a very happy time in my life."

Last year, Gaga parted ways with longtime manager Troy Carter, who helped the pop star achieve multiplatinum status, dominate the pop charts and win multiple Grammy Awards. She said she was overworked and that greed led to their split.

"Part of what was making my sort of artistic experience so unpleasant was that I felt that I was not able to truly freely fly as an artist," she said. "In some ways my talents were not being used to their full potential."

Gaga says part of her happier state of mind comes from working with Tony Bennett on the album "Cheek to Cheek," out on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old is currently on an international tour that wraps Nov. 24 in Paris. Calling from Istanbul, she spoke with The Associated Press about being unhappy, letting go of her manager, her under-selling "ARTPOP" album and performing in Tel Aviv.

AP: Did your disagreements with management affect the making of "ARTPOP"?
Gaga: It certainly affected my mind during "ARTPOP." I would have to say that whole situation had less to do with creativity differences and more to do with me really needing some time from myself to be creative. My schedule was way too difficult, I was not able to keep up and my whole business became very focused on making as much money as possible as quickly as possible, which is really not where my heart is. My integrity as a musician is so much more important to me than money. ... While I was making "ARTPOP," I was very tired. I'm actually very proud of "ARTPOP." As much as it's had a lot of criticism, I think a lot of that had to with where I am in my career, I've been on top for a long time, I think it's the nature of this industry ó we love to build them up to tear them down.

AP: You sound like you're in a good place. Is that spilling over to the new music you're creating?
Gaga: It is in the very super early stages. I'm always writing music. I was up all the other night here in Istanbul writing and they had a lovely piano in my room and I was so excited, especially when I get to play a real stringed piano, not an electronic one, that always makes me happy. I've been writing some records that I really sort of surprised at myself. I have a lot of pain built over the past few years. It was very difficult being on the road for this "Born This Way Ball" without having a full, proper team around me. I was going through a lot of pain with my body that led to the hip surgery. I call it the "Pain of fame." ...Your life changes a lot and the people that around you, they change too. Money makes people crazy and they see your life change and all of the luxuries and the things that come with becoming a star and they think, "I've known her my whole life ... or I've been here this whole time, I deserve all of that too."


AP: Other singers have backed out of performing in Tel Aviv. How did you make the decision to perform there this week?
Gaga: I was very confident based on my relationships with lots of internal, political people. We're very lucky to have great relationships with the White House. They let us know it would be very safe while we were there, and I hope to share that with the world so that they know it is safe to be in Tel Aviv right now. But I have to say, and I don't mean this as a suggestion that anything bad would have happened, but I'm a gypsy and I live around the world, so in my mind when I was staying in Tel Aviv ó I say this on my song "Gypsy" on "ARTPOP": "Be my home just for the day" ó that would have been my home while I was there and it was. ... I felt a beautiful energy when I was there.


AP: U2 released its new album alongside Apple, and Jay Z and Beyonce also released recent albums in unconventional ways. What do you think about that and do you think of innovative ways to release music when readying a project?
Gaga: I think honestly what we need to be doing, and this is my opinion, is instead of trying to find ways to trick the world into focusing on the album for a brief moment, I think that artists need to speak more about how media treats the artists and making the distinction between the celebrity and the artist, because everything is all in one pool now isn't it? We're all the same and they're some pretty terrible celebrities out there, let's be honest, right? People famous for no reason. So, I think the more the media can help us to support the artist and support music in a way that's maybe less critical for journalists that are not as knowledgeable about music and help to just spread the music and see the music as gift to the world.

I really believe that once the press becomes more kind I think a lot of the things in the universe are going to change. It makes me scared when I hear that there's pro-ISIS (Islamic State in Syria) rallies in America because I think that social media has created this sort of negative undertone in the universe. People feel that they can say or do anything; it makes them feel a sort of comfort when really it's just giving hatred a petri dish to fester. I know that was sort of a random answer for a question about album marketing. I really believe it lies in the hearts in the people that are writing about the music. The more we honour and support the artist, the more the art will live on forever. Otherwise, it's going to continue to be what I think pop music is now, which is sort of this giant tabloid. It's become quite trashy in my opinion

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