Lady Gaga: Everyone wants to be perfect
Lady Gaga thinks everyone in the world is trying to "keep up" a perfect image of themselves.
The chart-topping pop star is poised to release her new album 'Joanne' - which is a tribute to her father's sister, who died from lupus when she was just 19 - and Gaga has claimed the record will have a universal appeal.
She shared: "I believe everybody has a Joanne in their life. Everybody has someone they've either lost or is a pending loss.
"In this world, we're all trying to keep up, put a perfect image out of who we are."
Gaga, 30 - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - explained that each of the tracks on her eagerly awaited new album is personal to her.
She told the Sunday Times newspaper: "I'm not sure I'd go into detail about it, but Joanne gave me strength to live the rest of the life she didn't get to have.
"I guess, I think, if I can heal one person, maybe I can heal two, five, ten million. If I could just heal my dad, then maybe [I] might heal someone else."
Meanwhile, Gaga - who is well-known for her outrageous fashion sense - revealed she is keen for people to play closer attention to her lyricism on the new album, rather than paying attention to peripheral issues, like what she's wearing.
Gaga said: "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."