herald

Monday 23 October 2017

Gaga's latest song captures spirit of Dublin...a drop of Jameson and 02 fans

LADY Gaga has revealed how her visit to Dublin proved the inspiration she needed for a new song.

The zany Poker Face singer told fans who attended her concert at the O2 on Wednesday night that she had spent several hours earlier that day penning a new track which she believes has the potential to be another big hit.

The flamboyant performer did not specify whether it will be ready on time for her next album, Born This Way, however.

"I didn't go to the movies today. I was busy writing. I came up with a new song and it's going to be great," she said on stage during her performance.

"When it's finished I'm going to dedicate it to all you little Irish monsters for giving me the inspiration and allowing me to be me.

"I love you all. Dublin is such a special place for me. I've only played here a few times and I feel very blessed. Only last year I was here opening up for the Pussy Cat Dolls and now look at me," she added.

The pop star is said to have penned her yet-to-be-named song during a visit to the Windmill Lane studios in Ringsend, made famous by U2, earlier that day.

The iconic performer was recording her vocals for a duet version of Hello Hello with Elton John for the soundtrack of new animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet, which stars James McAvoy.

Following her show that evening, the superstar joined a group of her closest friends to to celebrate the success of Irish leg of her tour with a late-night private visit to the Old Jameson Distillery, the home of her favourite whiskey.

When she and her party arrived at the distillery, they were treated to a private visit of the iconic site, enjoying Jameson drinks.

Gaga has also credited Jameson Whiskey with providing inspiration for her new album and even dedicated a song "To Jameson" while on stage at the O2 this week.

Meanwhile Gaga's entourage, backing singers and dancers made the most of their free time ahead of their day off yesterday by visiting up and coming hotspot the Grafton Lounge, to party on Wednesday night.

The group were also joined by the popstar's support band Semi Precious Weapons, with the celebrations continuing into the early hours of Thursday morning.

Gaga herself chose to stay under the radar by returning to her hotel, the exclusive Four Seasons in Ballsbridge.

The American artist requested that a highly qualified Bikram Yoga and Pilates instructor be available round the clock for her use at the hotel.

lnolan@herald.ie

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