Fresh off the release of her new single, “Perfect Illusion,” Lady Gaga appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show to talk all about it.
The singer clarified what exactly the track’s lyrics are all about, and while it may be about love, it’s a little more specific than that. If you’re reading this on your phone, then Gaga is probably singing about you. Talking to Grimshaw, she says that there are, “many fake things around, things that appear to be real. 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.”
The real highlight of the interview though is that Gaga confirmed a collaborative duet with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, which should give fans a stronger idea of the direction the album is taking. Here’s how she spilled it: “Me and Florence Welch did a duet together. 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.”
What could the song be about? Surely, not another “Sexxx Dream” (though that would be just fine). Rumors of the collaboration swirled a few weeks ago when Welch posted a picture on Instagram that saw her standing in front of a blue pickup truck, the same truck Gaga was spotted driving around earlier that day.