A lengthy article in New York magazine called “Growing Up Gaga” hit newsstands this week, perfectly timed with Ms. Germanotta’s 24th birthday. While some have seized on certain disappointing revelations of “un-Gaga” behavior (including the fact that she lost weight by consuming “diet pills and one real meal a day”), but there’s plenty of other interesting factoids buried in writer Vanessa Grigoriadis’ the in-depth look at Gaga’ origins.
For now, let’s focus on what lies ahead for Gaga in her 24th year—an upcoming arena tour in the U.S., and a third album due later this year. She previously called the follow up to The Fame Monster her “best work to date,” but provided even more info—maybe even a song?—on her fans’ message boards.
LITTLE MONSTERS! THIS IS GAGA! I JUST SAW YOUR VIDEOS, IM VERY EMOTIONAL. GOD BLESSED ME WHEN HE MADE YOU.
I SAW THIS LITTLE BOX OF MESSAGES, AND I THOUGHT I WOULD SAY HELLO AND I LOVE YOU
I PROMISE ITS ME
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH
I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AND GIVE YOU A PRESENT
I’VE ALREADY WRITTEN THE FIRST SINGLE FOR THE NEW ALBUM
AND I PROMISE YOU, THAT THIS ALBUM IS THE GREATEST OF MY CAREER. IT IS THE ANTHEM FOR OUR GENERATION
I WROTE IT FOR YOU
BECAUSE OF YOU, WHEN I WAS IN LIVERPOOL, I WROTE THE GREATEST MUSIC I’VE EVER WRITTEN
I LOVE YOU, I HAVE TO GO NOW
YOU ARE MY LITTLE MONSTER ANGELS
YOUR LOVE IS MY INSPIRATION, AND THE NEW ALBUM IS FOR YOU
ILL COME BACK SOON AND ANNOUNCE THE ALBUM TITLE, I DONT WANT TO SPOIL IT YET!
i love you, bye! xoxo
(I promise ill come back here again, little monsters need me now in AUSTRALIA) X
“The greatest music of my career”? “The anthem for our generation”? Who knew Gaga would be the one to hype up her tunes more than anyone else ever could? Also surfacing this week is a previously unheard (and heavily tagged) new track from the audacious pop phenom, “Party Boy.” Listen to a brief segment below:[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/01-Party-Boy.mp3" text="Lady Gaga - Party Boy" dl="0"]
Is this a demo for her new album, or an old recording scrapped from The Fame? We hope it’s the latter, since we wouldn’t exactly call “Party Boy” the “anthem for our generation.” It comes off as several steps backwards from the vivacious aggression and passion heard in tracks like “Bad Romance” and “Telephone,” so let’s chalk this one up to being another Gaga rarity instead of the next step of the evolution of her sound.
And as for the videos Gaga referenced in the chat box, she’s talking about this one: here’s the fan video to end all fan videos—over 100 of her “little monsters” wishing their Mother Monster a happy 24th birthday, care of Gaga Daily.