Lady Gaga has gotten used to life in the public eye, but as the 36-year-old artist prepared to attend the 2023 Academy Awards, she has been contemplating making some quiet changes.
‘I’m actually really interested in living more of a life of solitude,’ said the singer, who is being sued by a woman charged with stealing her dogs a year ago, in an interview with Wallpaper.
‘It’s really nice to just have time to be alone, and be expansive, and know that you’re enough. I wish I could tell my younger self that.’
The A Star is Born actress who won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2019 for Shallow, could take home her second Oscar March 12.
She has been nominated in the same category for writing Hold My Hand, the theme song from Top Gun: Maverick.
The action adventure starring Tom Cruise and Miles Teller has received six nominations, including Best Picture.
The singer-songwriter-actress who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta contended, ‘I actually don’t spend a lot of time in Hollywood.’
‘I might look like I do, because sometimes award season happens and you see me on red carpets.’
Lady Gaga recently shared a new video highlighting her collaboration with Dom Perignon champagne, and the reel reveals her many talents, but also the contemplative nature of her creative process.
‘It’s really nice when you work with people that are not trying to make you into something,’ she said.
‘I can’t tell you how much my whole career was like people trying to dress me like a doll or get me to do something that they wanted me to do.
‘[But with this campaign it] was “We want to capture the artist in that moment of inception, the introspective spirit and then the creative process, and here are the various ways that we think that we can show that”, and then we seriously enjoyed each other.’
The Bad Romance singer explained she has found it important to be open to inspiration.
‘Sometimes it’s an idea that just comes to me in the moment, just from being around people.’
Sometimes it’s when I’m alone, sometimes it’s a poem that I might write or read. Sometimes I just want to play piano. Sometimes I hear a melody in my head and I sing it out loud. I record it really fast, I run to the piano.’
The 13-time Grammy winner said some of her songs come from conversations with others.
‘Someone might come to me with an idea and say, “What do you think?” And then I say, “Well, let me just take a moment.” And I reflect on it and then we begin the collaborative process.’
‘When I was younger,’ explained the fashion icon, who kicked off her career as a performer on New York’s Lower East Side, ‘I spent a lot of time alone writing music.’
‘But the more successful I became, the more I felt like I needed other people to tell me I was great.’
Now that she’s more comfortable with who she is, ‘If I wasn’t successful in the way that I am today – I’m very grateful for my success – I’d still be doing it, I’d be on the Lower East Side.’
‘I would do it no matter what. Absolutely, 100 per cent.’