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Lady Gaga: Chromatica Is About Healing 'Extremely Painful' Heartbreak

Lady Gaga: Chromatica Is About Healing 'Extremely Painful' Heartbreak

Lady Gaga: Chromatica Is About Healing 'Extremely Painful' Heartbreak

"This dance floor, it’s mine and I earned it."

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Lady Gaga's new album is all about heartbreak and healing.

In a new hour-long interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1, the "Stupid Love" singer discussed how pain from past relationships helped inspire Chromatica, her sixth studio album that was initially scheduled for an April release but was pushed to next Friday due to the current health crisis.

"The sound, the music, being myself. How can I take something that’s extremely painful for me and find the one piece of it that’s universally human and help somebody else? And then see what it sounds like," the 34-year-old Oscar winner said.

When Zane called the album a "reclaiming of the dance floor," Gaga replied, "I’m making a dance record again. And this dance floor, it’s mine and I earned it. And all that stuff that I went through, I don’t have to feel pain about it anymore. It can just be a part of me, and I can keep going."

The pop star has been engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney and her agent Christian Carino; both relationships ended in breakups. The singer is now dating Michael Polansky, the CEO of the Parker Group. Gaga confirmed their relationship on Instagram in February.

In addition to past heartbreaks, Gaga also told Zane that Chromatica is an album of healing in which she no longer identifies as "a victim of sexual assault."

"In the middle of the record 'Fun Tonight,' which is a song that means a lot to me, and every time I listened to it, I get choked up because I can't tell you how many nights that people that really love me were trying to get me to smile or laugh or be optimistic, and I just had no ability to be happy," Gaga said. "It just wasn't there. But then I write this music and I would listen back and I'd go, 'Why is that so fun? Why is that so happy?'"

Previously, the music video for "Stupid Love" dropped in February. A track featuring Ariana Grande, "Rain on Me," will be released Friday before the May 29 album release. Watch "Stupid Love" again below during the wait!

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Daniel Reynolds

<p>Daniel Reynolds is the associate social media editor at Here Media. He is also the world&rsquo;s tallest poet.</p>

<p>Daniel Reynolds is the associate social media editor at Here Media. He is also the world&rsquo;s tallest poet.</p>