Lady Gaga's New Song Perfect Illusion Was Penned In The Most Vintage Way Possible

Lady Gaga has released a new single titled 'Perfect Illusion' and the pop star has revealed some very interesting information about how the song was written. During her collaboration with producer Mark Ronson and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, she wrote the song on a typewriter.

While chatting with Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1's Breakfast Show, Gaga went into detail about the writing process for 'Perfect Illusion':

Kevin flew to us from Australia and he came with this idea, that was the beginning of a song called Illusion. I work on a typewriter and we would bounce new lyrics back and forth.We stripped everything away. Changed the melody, shifted it. I sat at piano, Kevin was on guitar, Mark was on the bass.

Gaga has posted pictures before of her typewriter and has expressed her deep connection with this medium of writing:

'Perfect Illusion' tackles the subject of social media and how it can lead to a blown up, commercialized version of the users behind it. Gaga went into detail about how people should use this new boom of media and how it is not a real representative of reality:

How do we navigate through social media? How do we look through these images that we know are filtered and altered, and decipher what is reality and what is a perfect illusion? There are also a lot of things on the internet that are not reality. And I think people are pressured to keep that personal illusion going on in their real lives. So this song is about raging against it and letting it go. It's about wanting people to re-establish that human connection.

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