How Lady Gaga plans to "push the envelope" at Super Bowl halftime show


It's an exciting time to be Lady Gaga. After announcing her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, the pop star revealed she will first undertake an intimate dive bar tour at a few select cities around the country.

Obviously, the performances run the gamut from the smallest of small to the biggest of big, but Gaga is headed into it all with the same intent -- to connect with her audience.

Speaking with Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio, Gaga said, "When you play in a big arena -- which is wonderful -- or in a stadium, I've done that before a lot too and it's just an incredible and amazing rush, it feels good for you as a performer, maybe, but for the audience, they're a lot farther away from you. Dive bars, by the way that I grew up in New York when I was 19 on the Lower East Side, everybody had a production. It's intimate, but you also have to think of things that are simple on your own and it requires using your mind on a small stage. I want people to show up and see something very big in a very small place."

Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, she said she is going to look to push the envelope by showing off her talent and giving an Super Bowl amazing performance -- though don't expect it to be too provocative.

"The best way to push the envelope is with your guts and your talent," she said. "And then you also want to push the envelope in terms of your creativity and your music and taking the show to the next level, but I don't know if it's the place to push the envelope in other ways. In some ways, I want to lightly lick the envelope, hop inside, close it, write my name on it, and the thing is that I really just want to be there for football fans because that's what I'm hired to do."

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As for her much-anticipated new album Joanne, which comes out Oct. 21, Gaga further explained the influence her late aunt -- the LP's namesake -- had on the material, which covers many genres in hopes of bringing people with differing tastes together.

"I thought if she was still here, what would she have to say? And the truth is, she wouldn't be on her cell phone and she wouldn't be worried about what anybody thought of her, or on the internet all day. She would be looking around at life because she didn't get to live it. The spirit of Joanne came through me in every song, so that's what this album is about. It's a lot about human connection, and you can hear it through the music."

This story was originally posted on Billboard.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell show during New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga arrives at Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga is seen in Midtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga is seen in Midtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga is seen in Midtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga is seen in Midtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Brandon Maxwell and Lady Gaga at Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Stephen Gans, Lady Gaga and Inez Van Lamsweerde sit front row at Brandon Maxwell - Front Row - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephen Gans; Lady Gaga; Inez Van Iamsweerde
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga poses with models after the show at Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell show during New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell attend Brandon Maxwell show during New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends the Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at the Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell attend Brandon Maxwell show during New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga attends Brandon Maxwell - Backstage - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga poses backstage before Brandon Maxwell's show during New York Fashion Week at Russian Tea Room on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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