Lady Gaga opens her Diamond Heart - and steps away from the Madonna comparisons
TRACK OF THE WEEK LadyGaga-DiamondHeart Let’ s talk about Ga ga’ s new album Joanne. Billed as her “country one”, it’s an unusual mix of commercial country, whiskey ball ads, and pristine production. But surprisingly, it kind of works. Yes, there are some duds, but whenyou start to imagine it played live, your ears will prick up. Casein point is lb um opener Diamond Heart. When the chorus kicksin, screaming “young, wild American/ come on baby, do you have a girlfriend”, you can feel the house lights come up and heart he stomping of boots on the stadium floor.
He roof the week is Jade Little Mix, who opened up about having an eating disorder when she was a teenager. In Little Mix’s new book, she writes :“At 13, you’ re at that age when you don’t really have controlover anything, and I felt as if the only thing I could control was what I was eating. I started skipping meals and stuff like that. Iwould look in the mirror and it wasn’ t that I’ d think I was fat, I just had it in my head that I wanted to be really, really skinny.”
Alicia Keys is a big fan of meditation, she told the audience at a Brooklyn conference .“Some days I have 15 minutes, some days I have 40 minutes, some days I have five minutes where I have to take that time, because if I don’ t I literally feel off. And I can tell the difference in the choices that I’m making... my centre is off. I feel shake na bit more, but when I doit, Ifeel sturdy.”
Zero of the week is making Madonna comparisons, Ga ga (left) pointed out. She told Zane Lowe :“I wouldn’ t make that comparison at all. I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna ... she’s a nice lady. And she’ s had a fantastic, huge career. She’ s the biggest pops taro fall time. But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different .”