Lady Gaga Says 'Perfect Illusion' Is About Relationship With Taylor Kinney
To those of you who guessed “Perfect Illusion” was written about Lady Gaga's ex-fiancé, Taylor Kinney: Congratulations, you were right.
To those of you who guessed “Perfect Illusion” was written about a Magic Eye book in an optometrist's waiting room: Look sharp, idiots.
In July, the couple announced they'd be taking a break. On Instagram, the singer asked fans to “root us on,” insisting she and her actor bae were “just like everybody else" and "really love each other.”
Gaga told E! News,
It's stressful to consider lyrics like, “It wasn't love. It was a perfect illusion,” apply to this particular couple, but life is complicated, nothing is sacred and a third sad cliché.
The music video for “Perfect Illusion” majorly underscores the song's aggression, with Gaga whipping a mic above a crowd of screaming fans.
And pony-whipping her bandmates.
And dirt-rolling through the desert.
She said “nothing was choreographed” or rehearsed, insisting “everything… was just completely in the moment — pure, raw.”
Though her recent separation hasn't been easy, Mother Monster still plans to revolutionize our technology-obsessed society with Joanne.
When asked whether cell phone-free contact is extinct, she admitted,