Lady Gaga's turn as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel has been inspiring her in new ways, including helping her write her follow-up to Artpop. In a new interview, the Golden Globe winner talked about how The Countess and AHS have inspired a new album, set to be released in 2016.
She also asserted that her mind is clearer than it was when she released Artpop in 2013, and that the new music will reflect that.
"I've been writing a lot for the past year. The show has really affected my voice, I have to say. I'm using my listening from acting in my music more, which is crucial because it's music. Who knew I could listen even more? It's amazing to even talk about," Gaga said to V Magazine (via NME).
(Gaga is additionally serving as guest editor of V Magazine's 99th issue.)
"There will be some of my pain on the record for sure," Gaga revealed. "But it will be more than that. My last album was riddled with a ton of pain. That whole record. It's almost like you couldn't even get to what it is. Now, the show gives me an outlet to put things somewhere, so when I get to the piano I'm in a deeper place already. I have something completely other to explore."
In the past, Gaga has talked about being inspired by horror in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. She listened television shows Snapped, Dateline and The Jinx as amongst her favorites to watch. Gaga said that her intense focus on the motives behind the killings keeps her unafraid of the genre, and was largely the inspiration behind her turn as The Countess.