Lady Gaga is taking a new approach to her style these days.
“To be frank, I would just prefer to go through this album cycle and talk about my music. That’d be great,” she told The London Times' Culture magazine of her fifth album. “It becomes about everything else, and that was what I [once] wanted. But if I wear a black T-shirt and black pants every day, [people] might listen to what I write. All the outfits, fashion and art pieces over the years made sense to me. They didn’t make sense to other people.”
Despite criticism for her choices in the past, the singer still holds on to her creative license. She is keeping her style natural and similar to what she would wear in the studio.
"I started vehemently saying, ‘Get these clothes out! I’m not wearing this! I’m not wearing heels!’ And some of that, too, is because I’ve been in the studio with boys," she said. "You can’t make music with a bunch of boys who are staring at a lobster on your head. They are going to get distracted.”
The artists that have collaborated with Gaga, such as Mark Ronson and Beck, have allowed her to create music that speaks to everyone, not just her fans.
She thinks of “this woman in middle America with hair pulled back, no makeup and jewelry heirlooms from her family, a sweatshirt you’d buy at the drugstore, a kid in one hand, pinot grigio in the other, two kids running around, you don’t know if she’s married. But she’s at my show, crying her eyes out because she feels I’m speaking for her."