Is the Lady Gaga About Jazz?
Singer tells reporter she’s thinking of recording a jazz standards album
Lady Gaga, with her latest string of successful songs (“Born This Way” and “Judas”), tops the Billboard 200 with her album Born This Way, beating out last week’s number one, Adele’s 21. Chart success for the singer isn’t big news for jazz fans, but the trendsetter recently mentioned her interest in recording a jazz album, most likely around Christmas.
In a recent interview with Stephan Fry for the Financial Times, Lady Gaga stated her desire to put out a jazz album. “I really want to,” she said. “I’ve actually spoken to my manager about doing it for Christmas time. I thought that would be really sweet to do a Christmas release of Gaga, Gaga and the jazz standards.”
Given her history performing jazz songs live at NYC cabaret venues, what might initially appear to be the whim of a restless pop star may have roots in some affinity for the Great American Songbook.