Lady Gaga Reveals New ‘Born This Way’ Details in Interview with Vogue

If you haven’t already, please head to immediately to read the Lady Gaga interview featured in the March 2011 issue of Vogue.

It’s probably one of the better pop articles I’ve read in a long time. (PopJustice‘s Peter Robinson provided a similarly amazing Gaga profile recently for Stylist.)

Supreme writing aside, the article also includes a wealth of new pop nuggets concerning Gaga’s upcoming studio album, Born This Way. And now, here they are:

+ On “Born This Way,” the lead single:

The song at first sounds suspiciously like a Madonna tune and then switches into something that feels a bit like a Bronski Beat hit and then finally transforms into its own thing: a Gaga original. Clearly an homage to the obscure underground disco record “I Was Born This Way”; it is an unbelievably great dance song, destined to be the anthem of every gay-pride event for the next 100 years.

+ Additional album song titles include “Hair,” “Bad Kids,” and “Government Hooker.”

+ On “Judas,” the second single:

The second single to be released is called “Judas” and is, typically, a mash-up: The melody sounds like it was written for the Ronettes, but it is set to a sledgehammering dance beat and is about falling in love with backstabbing men of the biblical variety.

+ On “Americano,” another album track:

…she describes as like “a big mariachi techno-house record, where I am singing about immigration law and gay marriage and all sorts of things that have to do with disenfranchised communities in America,” has a resounding Piafesque chorus. Turns out it was intentional. “It sounds like a pop record, but when I sing it, I see Edith Piaf in a spotlight with an old microphone.”

On the sound of Born This Way:

“There’s a Bruce Springsteen vibe, there’s a Guns N’ Roses moment. It’s the anthemic nature of the melodies and the choruses.” She feels it’s different from—and better than—anything she’s done before. “It is much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of. It’s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It’s like a giant musical-opus theater piece.”

There’s now less than 24 hours until the premiere of “Born This Way.” Can you handle it?

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