Published May 22, 2020Lady Gaga has shared another new single from Chromatica featuring Ariana Grande. You can hear the two pop stars collide on "Rain on Me" below.
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Gaga recalled how she and Grande "connected right away" upon getting together to collaborate, and explained how the song also helped the two grow closer emotionally:
Being able to be with her and hold her and be like, "Anything that you feel chains you, any pop cultural construct that you feel you have to live up to, I'd you to please forget about it and be yourself." That woman has been through some really tough, really hard life-testing stuff, undoubtedly. And her ability to move on. When she came into the studio, I was still crying and she was not. And she was like, "You're going to be OK. Call me, here's my number." And she was so persistent. She would try over and over again to be friends with me. And I was too ashamed to hang out with her, because I didn't want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful. And eventually she called me on my shit. She was like, "You're hiding." And I was like, "I am hiding. I'm totally hiding.
After previously having its release delayed, Chromatica is set to arrive May 29 through Interscope. The album also features collaborations with Elton John and BLACKPINK.
Lady Gaga recently announced plans to release a new book this September.