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Lady Gaga has opened up about the meaning behind her new song “Perfect Illusion” and has said that the song isn’t about her relationship with Taylor Kinney.

“Perfect Illusion” was released last week (September 9) and is a collaboration with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and producer BloodPop. The track is the first song to be lifted from Gaga’s upcoming fifth album, which is slated for release later this year.

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Speaking to SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen about the song, Gaga said that the song’s lyrics, which contains the lyrics “It wasn’t love, it was a perfect illusion” and deals with a relationship that isn’t what it seems, isn’t about her ex-partner. The pair parted ways earlier this year.

Speaking about what the song was actually about, Gaga explained that it was about “being intoxicated with love.”

Continuing, the 30-year-old singer and actor said how she felt that modern dating was now so complicated and hard for people.

Talking to the BBC, Lady Gaga revealed that along with Mark Ronson, Beck and Father John Misty had worked on her upcoming record. Similarly she also revealed that she had also recorded a duet with Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine, titled “Hey Girl,” which is a song about female solidarity.


While no release date is set for Lady Gaga’s fifth album, the singer did reveal to Andy Cohen that she wouldn’t be pulling a Beyoncé and be surprise releasing the collection.

We’re officially in Little Monster mode now, and can’t wait for #LG5!