Lady Gaga Opens Up About Writing a Song For Fiancé Taylor Kinney
Lady Gaga stuns in CR Fashion Book Issue 7, very appropriately wearing bridal white for one of the looks. In her interview with photographer Bruce Weber, she talked about everything from her role in American Horror Story: Hotel to a moment she recently shared with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney. "I believe it's everyone's natural right to express themselves beyond what we learn as children," she said, adding that she's "better at communicating" through her work. She explained, "Sometimes I feel like, even with my fiancé, I tell him I feel a certain way, but then he understands me better if I create a song and play it for him. I wrote a song for him the other day and it really sat with him because it was something I couldn't say with words, only through song." Keep reading for more quotes from Lady Gaga's candid interview, then check out the full feature in CR Fashion Book.
- On her upcoming 30th birthday and the pressure of being seen as a pop star: "As a 29-year-old girl, at this stage in my pop career everybody goes, 'Oh she's getting old,' and everybody's so worried about having a perfect body, a perfect face, and perfect hair. When, you know, actually, legacy and longevity is about having some sort of story and footprint to leave in the world when you die, chasing your talent until you're dead. And that, as an artist, you love your art 'til death. It's the antithesis of what I was taught growing up, which is that at this age I would have to fight in order to continue to look young, in order to continue to be trendy. When, you know, I never was trendy. I was always anti-trend."
- On her relationship with Tony Bennett and jazz: "I don't want to stop singing jazz. I'm going to put my music out but I'm not going to stop singing the classics. It's something you never get tired of doing because you know it will be different every time. It's actually not the same for me, singing one of my songs over and over again. It's brought new life into the way I perform my own songs because I want to do them even more differently than I already do, and that's something that people are vigilantly against in pop music."