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Gaga battled with negative thoughts while writing new album

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Pop star has opened up about the recording process for her forthcoming album "Joanne" and how negative thoughts made it challenging to write music.

The 30-year-old singer is gearing up to release her eagerly-anticipated new album "Joanne", which is a tribute to her father's sister, who died from lupus when she was just 19, and has explained she finds it hard to work when all she can think about is her "own trauma", reported Female First.

"I get blocked by my own trauma sometimes. The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head. When I'm making music, I can hear all the parts, all the instruments. I can hear what it should be."

While it is challenging for the "Born This Way" singer to write about personal subjects, she says it's also important to find "clarity" and become mindful.

Talking about her writing process, she explained, "You start to get into a zone -- what I would also describe as a mindfulness. You have to be aware that there are unwanted things coming in, but there is clarity in there, too, and you have to find it.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 07:48 IST