[pullquote quote="It's about my cool Nebraska guy. About a guy I dated for years and who was my best friend for a long time." credit="Lady Gaga on 'You And I'"]When Gaga performed acoustic versions of “Edge Of Glory” and her next single, “You And I,” the audience could visibly see the intensity on her face while she sang.
Her voice pure, true, and with a touch of upscale blues, Lady Gaga is an exceptional acoustic performer, her talent coming through in those silent, subtle musical moments rather than in the pomp of her theatrics.
Gaga explained to Carson and Producer Angie during her interview why her fourth and ballad-driven single “You And I” is Nebraska-themed, although she switched out “Nebraska” for “California” in her exclusive live performance later:
[pullquote quote="I just love to sing. Love to sing. I love jazz. I love music. I love everything."]“It’s about my cool Nebraska guy. About a guy I dated for years and who was my best friend for a long time”
“He’s from Nebraska and it’s about how hard it is being apart for the person that you love…The video is actually really incredible…The premise of the video is that I walked all the way from New York in this kind of almost wintry outfit; I’ve walked all the way from New York to Omaha, Nebraska to get to my man.”
“So I’m walking down the highway and my feet are kind of bloody. There’s this fork in the road and it’s four different ways that I can go, but there’s lots of other things that can happen.”
“All sorts of strange things that occur and it has a lot to do with bridging my past and my future as an artist. Living halfway between reality and fantasy so there’s these sort of strange things that begin to occur in a barn in the middle of Springfield.”
Some Little Monsters might have that much perseverance to get to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way tour, which Gaga says starts at the “top of the year” and states is all she wants to do.
“Basically, I have it all planned out in my mind…I just don’t really understand this take a break thing because do people really just make music so that they can sit by palm trees? ‘Cuz I don’t. That’s why I work. I do not make music to sit by palm trees and sip pina coladas. I make music to make music. “
“I love performing. And to be honest, when I’m not on tour, I’m freaking miserable. They’re just trying to hide me from getting drunk and going to jazz clubs in New York with bad fake tanner all over me. I just love to sing. Love to sing. I love jazz. I love music. I love everything.”
Lady Gaga performs “You And I” acoustic at AMP Radio:
Lady Gaga’s interview with Carson Daly, Part 1:
Lady Gaga’s interview with Carson Daly, Part 2: