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LG5 is going to be vastly different compared to Artpop, and that's because Lady Gaga has decided to be less reckless when it comes to her tunes. That's what she revealed in her new cover story with V Magazine, which was conducted by none other than James Franco.

While her role on FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel" comes to a close next Wednesday night during the season finale, you can thank the TV project for helping Gaga find a renewed sense of focus with her music in a way that might be more surprising than you think. 

"I'm using my listening from acting in my music more, which is crucial because it's music. Who knew I could listen even more? It's amazing to even talk about," she confessed.  "When I wasn't working on the show I was truly miserable because I had no safe house to get out any of my vices. Now I have a safe house for my vices so when I'm making music I just have a lot more clarity. I have a little less of an instinct to be reckless with my music now because I'm reckless in other places."

That's good news, considering the amount of ideas that went flying out of her head for her third studio album, which was released back in 2013.

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"There will be some of my pain on the record for sure, but it will be more than that. My last album was riddled with a ton of pain. That whole record. It's almost like you couldn't even get to what it is," she continued.

Mother Monster explained that her role on "AHS" has ultimately given her an outlet to put things somewhere else, so that when she sits down with just her piano, she's "in a deeper place already."

Read Lady Gaga's full V Magazine cover story right here! 

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