The new Lady Gaga era is officially underway, and the diva kept the energy going by popping in a few U.K. radio stations to reveal fun tidbits about her album. First up, she recorded a duet with Florence Welch.
“Me and Florence Welch did a duet together,” Gaga said during her chat with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 (via The Independent). “I started to work on an idea for a song that I really wanted to do with a girl. You’ll see why when you see what the song is about.” The singer chose Welch because "she’s really to me, if not the best, one of the greatest vocalists in the world."
If that wasn't enough to get you Little Monsters amped up, the diva also revealed that Beck and Father John Misty are featured on the album and that Josh Homme is the one playing the guitar on her new "Perfect Illusion" single. She explained her new single is about social media:
“People feel pressured to live up to that perfect illusion in their real lives. This is about accepting that and letting go. I’m not saying not to use your phone, I’m not that crazy. I think social media is great. But there’s also a lot of things that are on the internet that aren’t reality.”
But the fun news doesn't end there! During her stop on Heart FM Breakfast, she sung the Spice Girls 1996 classic "2 Become 1" with none other than Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton. The brief and adorable moment is just enough to make every pop fanatic squeal:
"Perfect Illusion" is the first taste from Lady Gaga's follow-up to 2013's Artpop, and she said in her Radio 1 interview that the album (executive produced by Mark Ronson) will be released sometime this year.
As we all impatiently wait for its arrival, watch Mother Monster reflect on Artpop at SXSW 2014 below: