Lady Gaga's new album 'influenced' by Taylor Kinney split
Lady Gaga's split with Taylor Kinney "absolutely" influenced her new album.
The pair called off their engagement in July, after five years of dating, and Gaga says that her new record 'Joanne' - named after her late aunt - was influenced by the men in her life.
When asked if her relationship with Taylor influenced the album, Gaga replied, "Absolutely" and added: "When you listen to the album, it's clear the influence that all the men in my life have made on this record. That's at the middle of it, as well: I always wanted to be a good girl. And Joanne was such a good girl.
"But I have such a rebellious spirit, and my father was always very angry. He drank because of his sister's death. I was trying to understand him through making this record, and in that, also trying to understand why I love men that are cowboys."
Gaga, 30, also revealed the record helped her to "figure out" many of the relationships in her life.
She explained: "I'm figuring out all of those relationships in my life through the music, and going very deeply into it. But in a totally beautiful way. It's not a sad album. It's an album that is very revealing of me as a woman."
In the aftermath of their high-profile split, the 'Bad Romance' singer insisted she and Taylor, 35, are "soulmates" and appeared to leave the door open to revisiting their love.
She wrote in an Instagram post: "Taylor and I have always believed we are soul mates.
"Just like all couples, we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared."
Later, she added: "Please root us on. We're just like everybody else, and we really love each other."